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The Sun (Newspaper) - January 10, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioThe in Lva states Case on Portal pay a . I c 20 ensured a a i 1944 at the 0h�o, under t t Civ \0 a Al. No. 12 Jit Marv 10. 1017 collection of Portal to Portal pay claims in the automobile Industry were justified this week by the United Auto workers on the grounds that the workers represented by the Union Are Sim ply seeking to obtain compensation that is rightfully theirs under an act of Congress. The statement was issued by the Union s four top officers Walter p. Reuther president George f. Addes Secretary treasurer and Richard t. Leonard and r. J. Hornas vice presidents. The text of the statement follows a we believe the Public is entitled to know the facts upon which the Law Cio is Basing its suits Lor Portal to Portal pay against automotive employers for failure to comply with the wage and hour act As interpreted by a recent decision of the supreme court. A the facts Are simple and easy to understand. A a first it must be understood that the worker s time ceases to be his own from the time he sets foot on his employers property at the Start of the shift until he leaves that property when ills Days work is com p Lelend. He is subject to Plant rules and regulations Tram the time he enters the Plant Gate until he leaves the factory grounds. He May be discharged or disciplined for acts which his employer holds to be in violation of such rules and regulations even though he is not actually at work on his Job w Hen such acts occur. Ask extra work a there is also the fact that Many employers expect workers to spend a to their time continued m Page 7iform Liberal a h organization Washington second Reform of police methods is demand a Pic a group of leading liberals and labor leaders of both the Al 1 and Cio United to expand the a social and economic program of tiie new Deal this week by forming themselves into a new Organ fixation called americans for democratic action. Widely publicized As anti communist the group of about 150 persons announced its rejection of any Alliance with totalitarian forces of the left or right and stunned its support of Quot demo i die movements based on the lot i r freedoms t h Row Ghat the e 1,1 last week the progressive Citi ens of America was formed in new York with Henry a. Wallace As Keynoter and its co chairmen or. Frank pm Don and j Davidson. Wallace indicated that a third Patty movement might become necessary it organizing committee of 25 be �1 c i a at the a a meet t no it if de Leon Henderson former opa administrator and Wilson a Wyatt former housing expediter. As temporary co chairmen Ada financed by $5,000 in subscriptions plus Cash and pledges of almost that amount raised at the meeting Here took no position on the thud party question. Mrs Franklin d. Roosevelt and her son Franklin d Roosevelt. Or. Were among those attending along with pres. David dub sky of the into. Ladies garment workers Al pres. Samuel Wolchok of the United retail wholesale amp department store employees Cio pres. Harvey Brown of the inti Assn. Or machinists unaffiliated and pres. A continued on Page 7 demand for Reform of Cincinnati s police administration gained strength this week As Church groups added their protests to those we hich repeatedly have been voiced by organized labor and minority groups. Also joining the movement for better relationships Between police and the Public was the fraternal order of police organization of policemen. Which through its attorney Robert Mcintosh asked for meetings Between its leaders and citizens. The far end of interest resulted from the Nathan Wright Case. Wright is an sex army officer and a student for the ministry who was arrested recently in the West end while carrying a typewriter from st. Barnabas Church to the neighbourhood House. He charged that two detectives used abusive and threatening language toward him. The Rev. Maurice Mccrackin pastor of st. Barnabas Church subsequently was threatened with arrest when he went to police Headquarters to identify Wright and the typewriter the it. Rev. Henry w Hobson. Bishop of the Southern Ohio episcopal diocese complained to City Council about the incident As did the National association for tre advancement of coloured people through councilman Jesse d locker. City manager Kellogg reported after an investigation that evidence in the Case was contradictory and that he found no cause for censure of the officers. He asserted that the Case had been prejudged. Councilman Rollin h. Everett replied that such prejudgment arose from an awareness in the Community of a Long history of poor police policy and of mistreatment of persons because of their race or because they were living in a poor Section of the City. White working people As Well As coloured suffer he said. Thu situation cannot be blamed to individual officers who simply Are carrying out the attitude they know the chief of police holds Quot Everett said. Quot what we need in this City is e new police Everett moved reference of the matter to the Law com in i. Fee for a Public hearing a Large num bet of representatives of the Council of churches a act and other organizations added their voices at the hearing to that of Bishop Hobson in a demand Lor Reform of police methods Mcintosh said for the Fop that the police officers dislike As keen la As anyone the ill feeling that grows up Between policemen and citizens through misunderstandings and urged meetings Between leading churchmen and citizens and Fop leaders. Safety director Hamilton said that a in service Quot training of officers in an eff Ort tot better relations is being inaugurated. God replaces Charle rite the Republican majority in Council this week elected Homer Toms Gat age executive to replace councilman Russell Wilson Chai Tente. The Chart Erite candidate Charles p. Taft was Defeated. Arthur Thexton charter Campaign chairman charged that me Republican organization was acting contrary to the expressed will out the voters in a grab Tor More Power Tatt would have represented the Point of View of the voters who elected Wilson he said. City Council which was under a 5-4 gop control now is under a 6-3 control. A to n g other Meas u. Res w h Ich May be affected of the situation is the pending smoke ordinance. Gordon Scherer Only Republican demonstrating Independence has said he would vote for the Cash Type of ordinance. Now his vote would not necessarily secure its passage. Demands restaurant report councilman Everett this week moved for a Complete report on adequacy of restaurant inspection and sanitation after the Post reported that the City was badly u Raderm a n n de w Ith i n s Pec tors. A it certainly to a false Economy to save Money on inspectors at the possible Cost of the spread of d i sea be e Veret t asserted. Find Vigil against trusts half hearted guilt v conscience by Cio news service go be r no Enten ror Cemen t of the 50-year-old Sherman antitrust act was a until recently. Largely a matter of a policeman looking the other that was one of the conclusions reached in a stall report tit us week to the monopoly subcommittee of the House committee on Small business. The report pointed out that on a be 206 of the largest non it Nonata corporations own Over half of the assets of All no financial corporations in the u. S. This concentration of Power she report added Quot increases the a Errity of recurring the report said that huge expenditures of Money for Public works to provide employment during recessions might better be a tunnelled into anti Trust activity designed to help Lessen their Impact ask uniform policy calling for a uniform policy toward antitrust enforcement and More centralized control of the work the report stated Quot those who claim that big business if not interfered with by government will always maintain a competitive Enterprise Economy Are being just As unrealistic As those Small business proponents who would ignore the fact that in most of the key industries size up to a Point is necessary for efficient the report stated that in some government agencies there is not Only Lack of interest in fighting monopoly but there actually Are policies which promote its growth. The pressure against bring might hear Truman proposals on labor Washington a up enactment of labor legislation closely resembling parts of the anti labor Case Bill vetoed last opting took the spotlight in a list of recommendations to the 80th Congress As pres. Truman addressed a joint session on the state of the Union his speech was i mined lately followed by a statement from sen. Robert Tatt of the Senate anti labor voices that Truman a proposals were not substantially different from the old Case Bill which Tatt had helped steer through the Senate. Truman asked Congress Lor a Early enactment of legislation to prevent certain Unju. Tillable practices Quot among which he listed jurisdictional strikes secondary Boycotts and the use of economic Force by either labor or management to decide issues arising out of the interpretation o sex listing con. I a cts. A proposes arbitration Truman a Aid a legislation should be enacted to provide machinery whereby unsettled disputes concerning the interrelation of an existing agreement May be referred by either party to final and binding arbitration a Union therefore would be Tor Bidden from using the strike or stoppage to Force an employer to live up to his agreement. Truman also called Foi appointment of a temporary joint commission to inquire into the entire labor Field to consist of 12 members of Congress from hot it parties and eight representatives o the Public management and labor appointed by the presiden. This group Truman said should investigate and bring Back proposals on a the special and unique problem of nationwide strikes in vital industries affecting the Public Wanis strike study Truman said he wanted to find a Way to Cope with strikes without endangering our general d e Nioce i a to .1 a 1 r e e d. O n. I. A in s a c 11 111 a Asp rotation Coal Oil steel or communications which he said a can result in National disaster the 1 a Bor Sec t Ion. Or u in a n a speech Drew Hearty applause from an audience that otherwise seemed lukewarm in its response but the Best single response came when. Truman promised a end. To wartime economic con a tools because private Enterprise must of Given the greatest possible Freedom to continue the expansion of our for the first time Truman departed from his usually optimistic picture of Prosperity prospects for the coming year by warning of a the possibility Quot that prices might be raised so High Consumers could not buy All the goods produced
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