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The Sun (Newspaper) - February 25, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioCio Council announces key committees Council president William h. Black announced the appointment of the following standing committees at the last meeting of the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council. Committee on resolutions William h. Black United steelworkers Walter Grainger amalgamated clothing workers Edward b. Hellkamp United Auto w orders w i 11 i a m Bre n n e a United. Brewery workers James me leuden., United. Auto workers Arthur Hartman amalgamated clothing workers. John f. Dehner United brew Erv workers Talmage Zipperer. Jr., United cemetery workers cry workers Raymond Tucker United electrical workers Elmer Kauffman United electrical workers Phil Parr fur so leather workers Geo. Grigsby fur amp leather workers Wilfred Porter lithographers of America r o 11 i n Silver newspaper Guild Max Sein newspaper Guild John sink Novelty so plaything workers John l. Case Novelty so plaything workers Raymond Sowder United steelworkers. R. W. Shellenberg United Telephone workers Ernstine lock Nane United Telephone workers Nathaniel Jordan transport service workers Hugo Klug office so professional workers James wig Bell office so pro am kers. Resolution committee entire executive Board As per Constitution. Constitution committee r. G. Chichester Auto workers John Dehner brewery workers Ben Herman clothing workers Ai Jordan steelworkers. Community services Joseph Senaie clothing workers Nell Mckee t e 1 e p h one workers Nora Rolsen Novelty so plaything Raymond Mcintosh steelworkers Carl Kiefer brewery workers. Adult education Ai. Jordan steelworkers Ernstine Locknane Telephone workers James Clark Auto workers Emma Fera a clothing workers. Athletic committee a Walter Granger c continued on Page 81 the i \1. 40 i / filk a weekly 29 entered As second class matter. Jure 30, a 944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2, Ohio under the act of much x 1879 no. �7 l i it let it plans to avoid depression Cio and United steelworkers president Philip Murray called last week for action to expand the nations steel making capacity in a Telegram to chairman spere d. By of the House banking committee. Murray said steel is the bottleneck that holds up needed production in a whole network of industries. Steel output now he said is not enough to sustain a High level of Prosperity and employment in the Many industries dependent on steel production. Or. Murray pointed out that he did not believe that the a Boom and bust Cycle on which business is now Basing its Over caution and production Cut backs is necessary. The United steel workers have More Faith in the soundness of our Economy. The Cio president plans to offer detailed testimony when the House committee hold hearings on the administration Bill to pro vide for government steel plants j unless private Industry Steps up production. The authority for government construction of plants would be applicable Only if private Industry refused Plant expansion even with government Loans. Smaller processing and fabricating firms Many of whom Are wholly dependent on reasonable supplies of steel have been pleading for action. Many of them face the possibility of being squeezed out of business by the shortage now existing. With vast rebuilding projects under Way in this country As Well As in a number of War torn countries there is a cry for steel that grows persistently louder. Studies conducted by the steelworkers Union show that there is not enough capacity to meet the countries needs. Or. Murray said he is prepared to show that Industry figures in capacity increases and expansion Are greatly inflated. Also National defense needs make further delay a dangerous Gamble. They have the answer president Murray s steel sex j or. Reuther s plan would add pension plan is considered a far More than 1 million additional sighted proposal which would do workers to our labor Force and much to keep employment on a would Stop Lay offs in the in High level. Dusty. Tv1 Ore Money for labor Washington up it a the total appropriation for the labor dept should be raised to at least $25 million asst. Cio research director Katherine Ellickson told a House appropriations subcommittee. She said this figure though $8 million above administration budget figures is still $8 million less than the labor dept bad three years ago. The City larger recreation program proposed by City Council a motion calling on the recreation commission of Cincinnati to investigate the possibility of offering a More varied program at recreation centers throughout the City was passed unanimously by City Council wednesday. The motion introduced by Rollin h. Everett recommended that such a program be introduced As an Experiment at the Lincoln Community Center. The proposed program would include handicrafts Art work and Domestic crafts. The motion also called on the commission to investigate keeping the Center open on saturdays and sundays because it is in a District where children will remain on the streets for want of a place to go. Also in line with the increased interest in recreation which has been evidenced lately in Cincinnati a delegation from the North Fairmount civic club petitioned City Council for the use of an old firehouse in this suburb which they could use for a youth recreation Center. Council voted to refer the question to the City manager to see whether the firehouse was needed by the City for any other purpose. Harvey Boland chairman of the grievance committee of local 1728, United steelworkers Ai the Lunkenheimer co., was a member of this delegation. Council also heard proponents and opponents of changing a Small Section of Price Hill adjacent to the Union Baptist cemetery from zone a to zone b so that the cemetery May expand. Council chamber was crowded with citizens interested in this measure which was referred to the planning committee. Raise minimum Pav. Guild says emphasis was placed on the importance of including general increases in the Guild contract minimal at a meeting of the Ang Pennsylvania Ohio and Indiana District conference held in Lima feb 19 and 20, Bob Stevens Guild president said this week. Failure to fully increase the minimal might jeopardize the future of Guild standards in relation to wage rates for other crafts in the plants spokesmen at the meeting said. Delegates from the Cincinnati Guild were George Brackmann treasurer Phil Zakem Rollin Everett executive Secretary and Stevens. Detroit a up a an Assembly line production program which would turn out 10 million houses in the next 10 years was proposed Here feb. 12 by pres. Walter p. Reuther of the United Auto workers Cio speaking in his capacity As chairman of the Cio National housing committee. Reuther s plan submitted to pres. Truman under the title houses for people jobs for Prosperity plans for peace Calls for Idle aircraft plants to produce pre fabricated Homes. Reuther estimated that a 2-bedroom House with All functional equipment could be manufactured for $6,000. Financed initially by the Federal government the program requires a minimum investment of $500 million for tooling up purposes. Reuther said the plan would provide jobs in peacetime overcome the National housing shortage and build military Security by creating a production teams capable of rapid conversion to air plane manufacture when necessary. The houses would be built mostly for Sale Reuther said but continued an p4�e 81 slate Senate holds hearings improved unemployment the Commerce and labor committee 98th general Assembly of the Ohio state Senate opened hearings on an improved unemployment compensation Bill. This Bill. -142 goes a Long Way beyond the present inadequate Law and cleans up Many of the legitimate complaints of i Cio and other labor organizations have had in the past. Labor insists however that the Law must still go further. Supported by other labor organizations the Cio. Insisted that certain provisions of s.b.-142 should be extended. Notable among these were the following the Bill ups compensation from a present maximum of $21 a week to a $25 a week ceiling. Labor insists this is not enough urging a $30aweek maximum., with $3 additional for each dependent child up to a top of three. The Bill increases the Benefit period from 22 weeks to a maximum of 26. Labor insists this is not enough urging an increase to 32 weeks. While the proposed legislation is a vast improvement Over the present statute labor insists that some of the ineligibility cesspools that it does not disturb also need a to be cleaned up. Keystone fair Deal Washington up a american labor and the voters who Felt they won the election last nov. 2 want Congress to Speed passage of the Thomas Bill repealing the Taft Hartley Law Cio pres. Philip Murray wrote chairman Elbert a Thomas a Utah of the Senate labor committee in a letter made Public feb. 21. Murray recovering from an appendicitis operation in Pittsburgh has followed closely the drawn out committee hearings on the Federal labor Law. He pointed out sharply to Thomas that a Congress has been in session some 50 Days. Not a single one of the sorely needed measures constituting the fair Deal program has been enacted or even reached the explaining that the Repealer Bill is not just another Law but is the Keystone of the entire administration Murray said a if the Bill fails of passage or is saddled with crippling amendments it will bring Home to millions of americans that the ghost of the 80th Congress still rules the 81st and that their votes for a better America were in vain a the Cio chief assailed the tactics of sen. Robert a. Taft . In defending his anti labor Law by the same old arguments used in 1947 to Jam it through Congress. Taft conjures up an extreme Case a a horrible example of so called labor abuses said Murray and demands legislation to cover that and a Hundred other cases with it. Taft his associates and the press have disregarded detailed testimony showing the abuses of the Taft Hartley Law he said. Pointing out a number of cases in which Taft has conceded his Law is either morally wrong or legally imperfect Murray asked Thomas for Speed on repeal. He Laid stress on the fact that labor wants a part of the injunction whether used in a supposed National emergency or at any other time. Layoffs continue at Trail Mobile by Jim Arwood a awl local 392 the Layoff of 36 More men at the Trai Mobile co. In Oakley took place this week As the second shift in the machine shop where seven were employed was discontinued feb. 18, which action was followed by the Layoff of 29 More employees feb. 22. Tracing this action Back to the personnel office the Union found that the action Wras taken and that management was even considering closing the Plant for an indefinite period. When asked if the Layoff of 4co�hw�4 a a i Pige it a

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