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The Sun (Newspaper) - June 17, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioPublished by the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council vol. 1 i no. 6 in the nation the s06 to a a i it Uoc \ 29 Uzi Sun a Liberal Cio weekly owned by its headers Cincinnati Ohio entered As second class matter. June 30, 1944 at the Post Ottice at Cincinnati 2, Ohio under act of March 3, 1879 june 17. 1919quick to approve pact Senate the debate still on. Test vote yet to come the Odds on Taf t Hart Ley repeat Are wide open As the Senate opens its second week of debate. Before there is a test vote there will be at least another week of dispute Over amendments and perhaps three or four. The Nemo the repeal measure before the Senate except for emergency matters. Called up for action is the administration labor plan a the Thomas Lesinski Bill a which re to peals the and restores the wag Ner act with certain changes. As 1 the fight began a bloc of Liberal senators proposed five amendments to the administration Bill which would provide a requirement of collective bargaining in Good Faith by both employers and unions. 2. Affidavits from Union officers and management representatives that they Are not members of communist fascist or other lot Alii aria n organizations. Exempt from affidavits would be officers of groups whose constitutions bar communists Etc., from membership. 3. Filing of financial reports by both employers and unions. 4. Free speech guarantees for both unions and employers with provisions to protect the Basic rights of unions. 5. Seizure by presidential or a Inot Over so Days of plants and industries a labor dispute creates a a a backing these Are senators Humphrey cd. Min Withers By Hill Al Douglas 111.tobey No Smith Remorse Or Aiken And others. Senator Taft Of is hammering for a substitute Bill much like the Wood Bill which was blocked in the House which would keep practically All. Of the in Force. The Cio legislative department is urging All local unions councils and individual members to advise their congressmen and senators of the Public demand for passage of the Thomas Lesinski Bill without crippling amendments. Senator Thomas cd Utah la there was one simple test for every proposed amendment a does it promote and Advance collective bargaining a the employers who want to keep the said Thomas Hope to use the Law to destroy unions. Senate 1 vision for court orders a against if a beginning of the abridge wow. F our Withers derided Taft for saying both that his Law was Good and that he could see 28 places where it was bad. Senator Taft accused the administration leaders of backing repeal for political reasons because they thought it would be popular while his own approach to labor relations he said was on the highest plane. Taft called for consideration on All amendments on this High plane a and not on the basis of Taft who is up for reelection next year went on to say that he had. Made a study of last years election and that it really was the Farmers who elected president Bor committee chairman declared i Truman. In the stat Ohio labor fights Boss control in state House after the Senate foreign relations committee had approved the North Atlantic pact 13 to 0 and recommended its ratification by the Senate. Sen. Tom Connelly a Tex and or. Francis o. Wilcox cry. Committee adviser discuss the action in Washington. Connelly indicated he might try to interrupt current Senate debate on Taft Hartley repeal to get action on the rebuffs Lewis charges Washington la a both Cio president Philip Murray and. Al president William Green last week denied United mine workers president John l. Lewis charge that they have made a secret deals to a accept oppressive amendments to the Taft Hart Ley Law. Murray sent a Telegram to every member of the . Senate As Lewis had done. He called Lewis a a Rule or ruin official whose 4 a rid in u Lous c barges u under o re in Ary circumstances and considering the source would not Merit the dignity of a Green said that Lewis tactics in the Taft Hartley repeal fight refusing to accept minor amendments to the repeal Bill align him in effect with sen. Robert a. Taft a Ohio who a trying to keep Taft Hartley in operation. A so. When or. Lewis and or. Taft Are United a Green declared to feel in a speaking for the Cio Murray said that his organization a made no secret agreement to accept oppressive amendments to the Thomas Les ins i by the the Repealer. My and that of the Cio on the repeal Are a matter of Public record. The Cio executive Board declared recently for repeal of the and reenactment of the Wagner act a without crippling amendments a Murray in his answer to Lewis reiterated Cio s objection to keeping the Taft Hartley injunction sections in a new labor Law. Lewis in a Telegram to the senators had said that a reports Are current that Green and Murray have secretly agreed with certain senators to accept four oppressive amendments to proposed legislation to repeal the in Fani Taft slave labor in the Cit master plan it if depression by Rollin Everett such terms As a Urban redevelopment and a master planning Are Apt to seem rather Remote to unionists engaged in the struggles of collective bargaining in this difficult year or worrying of problems of unemployment and layoffs. But there is a definite and immediate tie up. Should severe depression come As some Are forecasting for this year the City of sex j pets to be ready with major Public works projects to take advantage of any Federal Aid extended to take up the Job Slack. This is of utmost importance both to labor and business in Cincinnati As such Public work can a great Deal to Cushion the Shock of a depression. It is important also because such works would be a great advantage to the City As a whole. I am thinking of such things As major Highway improvements the Millcreek expressway a third Street distributor Etc. Public buildings such As the Library school buildings and possibly a new City Hall the improvement of our recreation Fields and construction of More swim m i n g pools the building of our sewage disposal plants which alone will provide $20 millions and More of construct Ion. Many of these projects will provided will be a particular Blessing in Case there is joblessness. The Money Cincinnati has spent in recent years planning for the future will be Many times repaid. An Urban redevelopment or slum clearance program also can be a vital Factor in the Public works program. Legislation for it has passed the legislature and now awaits the governors signature. To supplement it is needed Zon help occurs state and Federal housing legislation. As Chai Nan of Council. Planning committee i am calling a meeting from 2 . Friday june 24, of various agencies concerned to further plans for taking advantage of the Urban redevelopment legislation. Properly used this plan will enable us to move in on some of the Rotten slum districts of our City rehoused the people in the places to be redeveloped tear i Down the slums and put up decent housing in their place. It sounds like something which might be too expensive for realization. The facts Are that we cannot afford to fail to this. The Cost both in human and financial values of slums is greater than the Cost of doing something to get rid. Of them. New u. S. Treasurer we Hope mrs. Georgia Neese Clark 49, of Richmond kans., is More Thrifty than some housewives we know she is now the first woman to hold the Post of . Treasurer. Federated pictures organized labor chalked up another score in the legislature last week when the United opposition of All Ohio labor seemed to have effectively stymied the pre primary convention Bill in the House elections committee. The measure authorized by senators Edwin Sawicki d., Cuya hog Afred Seibert r., a Glaize and Evan Ford d., Franklin would have Given poll Tica Bosses firm control of the top state offices by nullifying Ohio so direct Trad ally the Trade Union movement has fought for a free Choice of candidates by the people opposing politics and the Cio Al and Railroad brotherhoods presented a firm front in. Opposition to s.b.-272, calling it a the first step in an attempt to solidify big City Boss Cio revealed that business interests were in favor of the Bill and recalled that the last vigorous attack on the Quot direct primary system came during the a open shop Days after world War i. The tie in Between reactionary business and machine politics was obvious to the committee. Proponents who had expected to slip the Bill by the House without violent opposition As it had squeaked through the Senate were startled. Unable to Muster enough Voles in committee they conceded the Bill was As Good As dead. Bottled up Bill to be freed that important labor backed Bill which has remained bottled up in the House rules committee since March 17th, is going to come up for a vote shortly the majority leadership in the House promised this week. A b.-139, which restores the eight hour Day for working women and children has languished in committee for nearly three months while word spread about the legislature that a labor had received since the Bill wipes out the present nine hour Day and re turns the Law to its pre War status labor was determined it should come up for a vote and not be killed in the powerful rules committee. This week the House leadership gave Assurance that h.b.-399 would be up for a vote shortly and the legislators would have to stand and be counted. Governor signs three labor Bills the governor has signed three Bills supported by labor thus setting the dates they will become Law. S.b.-142, the unemployment compensation Bill will become effective August 22. H.b.-531, which liberalized the workmen a compensation Law will become effective on september 1, sb.-134, setting up a study commission to investigate the need for sickness and disability insurance has an August 25tli effective lawyers blast Toft s the amendments the expert lawyers who work for the american labor movement were unanimous in their condemnation last week of latest proposals by sen. Robert a. Taft a Ohio to keep the Taft Hartley Law in operation. A we have made a. Careful Legal analysis of sen. Taft s proposals taking into consideration the experiences of our clients under the Taft Hartley Law a the attorneys said. A it is our considered opinion that the Taft amendments to the the Repealer now before the Senate would substantially reenact the Tail Hartley Law. The purported concessions contained in sen Taft s proposals Are insubstantial in character and would not basically alter the the they concluded
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