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The Sun (Newspaper) - December 26, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioThe we t a libels to 3� 29 matter june 30, a Rost office at Cincinnati 2, id under the act of March 3. Isp9, 110 Council App roves slate Pac plans vol. 8, no. 9 december 26, 1917 the 10-Point preparatory program adopted unanimously by the Ohio Cio Pac conference two weeks ago was read to greater Cincinnati Cio Industrial Union Council delegates last week by Jack Methard Hamilton county Pac director. Methard was one of 400 Ohio Cio members who attended the conference in Columbus. Council voted to concur with the Ohio Pac plans for 1048. James Mclendon of v Auto workers was elected by acclamation to councils executive Board. The Council voted to Purchase one Gross each of the a repeal Taft Hart Ley Law Quot ties and women s scarves. United office and professional workers local 8, Newport requested the Council and All Cio members to cease doing business with Commonwealth life insurance agents unless they join the Union. The Council agreed to urge All local unions to cooperate. I did reported that by the first week in january every Farmer on every Rural route in the counties of Hamilton Warren and Clermont will receive a copy of �?o6 million greetings a leaflet published by the Ohio Cio Council discussing the Mutual interests of Farmers and workingmen. The Hamilton county fac is mailing 20,000 copies in these three counties. News item a Kansas state prison inmate ate 3 i lbs. Of As. Sorted Metal. I maybe that was the Only thing he could afford to have go Down. The inside Story skimpy $60 family budget $10 above actual wage written by the staff of the cio1 news if you be got a wife and two kids if you get average Industrial pay about Bucks a week a then says the department of labor you re about $10 a week under the minimum family budget for four people just set up by department economists. Labor department Survey prepared by its Bureau of labor statistics worked out a pretty skimpy budget for typical american family. The yearly sum. Necessary to keep lowest possible decent standards varied widely among 34 key cities chosen. Lowest was new Orleans. You a need $3,004 $57.77 a week to meet the budget there. Halfway up the ladder Are Birmingham Alabama and los Angeles budget in those towns requires annual income of $3,251 $62.50 a week. Most expensive cities Are Washington Seattle new York Milwaukee and Boston. In nations capital bus budget Calls for $3,458 a year $0g.50 a week. What Are you making latest government figure. For August shows average worker in manufacturing Industry earns $50.42 a week. There a t Gap of $7.30 Between average pay and minimum decency goal of labor department in new Orleans a $12.08 Gap in los Angeles and a $16.08 difference Between average income and decent budget in Washington. Budget is skimpy bus s budget High in comparison to present average wages is Low. In relation to the famed Heller budget which is based on costs in san Francisco. Bus figure for decent living in the Pacific coast City is about $83.50 a week while the Heller figures prepared by University economists says figure should be $75.65. What goes into a minimum decency budget of Between $3,004 and $3,458 a year under present prices the answer not much beside Basic food clothes and shelter. Labor department budget provides for no Beer for 28.5 razor Blades a year that s 9.7 shaves per bladed if your face can take it a Magazine about every other week a Quarter of a pack of cigarettes a Day for husband and for wife and no Auto a movie about every three continued on Page 10� worker families Here Are below bus need level Sun is told Onibe extras in Cash Stock a a a pm Iff in she. Muddle siaiesfp3�5& Towie 1 extra Oivi Dei 13.40 a Tbs it Etrole uni net sharply higher i a $1,066.551 Tor a i x to �45z, of Inion Pacific Road fates s5j share ians 2-Forl split Jividan r0f�l to Afa Init $6 in 19j Cincinnati Industrial families largely Are falling Short of the $60 weekly set by the Bureau of labor statistics As needed for a very modest scale of living Here for a family of four a Survey by the Sun indicated this week. Nancy Lay Sun reporter talked to Union leaders and also to individual Union families to get their slant on How wages Here stack up to the standards set. She found that generally Industrial worker families with children were unable to meet even the skimpy standards set and that those with three four or More children in the family Are getting along with far less even than the quart of milk health authorities set As a minimum for growing children. Two facts have hit these families hard since the end of the War 1 most workers no longer Are Able to keep apace j of living costs through overtime work As they were during the War 2 the killing of Price controls last year per notional head Otoe i i r a a a / uhf per Quot a so firms dictate lore in Ras year 1.434 i Huju end a a a specs it he $1.01 Ane co. Votes $1 extra on Cwiran a a Anta a tit % Lonu i fir Trot 20 1 a c#"1� a be cd a 52t a Rou p Sirej ves p a Rice curbs a food 1 Price 1 Index soars to All time record even wholesalers Are scared a Pound Buffer i y in i ill Lima re a reprinted from the Guild reporter publication of the american newspaper Guild Cio this a headline montage sums up the present Price profit situation. Note the extra dividend declarations As Sig business cuts up the profit Melon at the expense of labor Federated pictures Bill would free Oleo Margarine Washington a it up a sen. William Fulbright dark introduced a Bill dec. 18 which would do away with Federal excise taxes and License fees on Ole Margarine and appealed for its passage in the 80th Congress. Speaking for his measure he d e noun ced d is c r i i nation against Oleo inspired by the Dairy interests and testified to the food value of the less expensive butter substitute. Predicting the repeal of the discriminatory taxes and fees Fulbright said they a a have written a principle into Law which a repugnant to All that has made America great. These Laws rest heaviest upon the lower income groups a omitted rising prices to offset wage increases. Milk Rise hits the workers were particularly concerned about milk because of its importance in diet and because it has just risen another two cents in Price in Cincinnati. An example is a Large machine tool Plant where the average wage is $1.05 a hour. The average worker there gets $42 a week at straight time. Miss Lay talked to the family of one of the employees who is earning $1.12 an hour. There Are four children in the family 2 to 6 i years Oldin this instance the father is fortunate in getting eight hours overtime work a week which with Premium payments brings his weekly average to $60. A we fortunately own our Home a the father said. A i Don t know How wre would get by otherwise. I saved some Money curing the War but we have had to use it since then for Day to Day expenses. We Haven to even made repairs needed on the no savings left an occasional movie is their Only entertainment. There Are no savings now for emergencies. A we were taking an average of 3 i quarts of milk a Day a the wife said. A we give it All to the children. But lately i have Cut it to 3 quarts. We use no the father added a i done to see How they can say High wages Are the at another one of Cincinnati a larger plants miss Lay chose a worker with three children. His weekly average for a fun week is $52, based partly on piece work. But lately he has not been getting even 40 hours Wrork so his average has been $48. A milk butter and eggs Are my continued a Page 4#
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