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The Sun (Newspaper) - March 11, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioCio leaders review a Al air deals with Truman a top Cio leaders met with president Truman last week for a review of the legislative program before the 81st Congress at the request of Cio president Philip Murray who is convalescing from a recent operation. They expressed to the president their firm unstinting support of the splendid fair Deal program As outlined in his january 5th state of the Union message and More recent in his Jefferson Jackson dinner address. The Sun carried excerpts of that speech in last weeks Issue. The program outlined on both those occasions recognized the need of the american people a spokesman for the group said. The group consisted of Jjames b. Carey Secretary treasurer cio1 Walter Reuther president United automobile workers David j. Mcdonald Secretary treasurer United steelworkers of America Arthur j. Goldberg general counsel Cio Frank Rosenblum Secretary treasurer amalgamated clothing workers. George Baldanzi executive vice president textile workers Union l. S. Buckmaster president United rubber workers Joseph Curran president National maritime Union John Green president Marine and shipbuilding workers and Jack Broil director Cio political action committee. In a statement issued after the meeting they said a we told the president we welcomed his suggestion for taut i ibus Fer that program directly to the people once again in order to overcome the fierce resistance of those special interests whose prop Aga n d a c a in a i in is Des i g Ned to nullify the results of the election. A we pointed out that the great numbers of people who made possible the democratic Victory in november Are looking to the Congress to proceed with the enactment of the presidents program and to put an end to filibustering both. In. Committees Ana on the floor of the Congress. A we know int the president j will continue to do All in his j Power to insure Quick and of i formative action on the fair Deal program by the Congress. There must be a speedy end to the unc a tinted in Page 8> the Cut i a vol a a a,�i3 to nil v��4-l�?~h Sklov 29 i a Rel class matter june 50, by it at the Post office at Cincinnati 2. Ohio Urdez the act of March j. 1879 discussion he Oto by behind vol. 10 no. 19 Mil j. I in i e a a a nes v i 11, 1919 Senate majority Leader Scott Lucas a 111. A discusses the Southern sponsored filibuster against Rule changes with the two filibuster spark plugs. Sen. Richard Brussell and sen Walter f. George Georgia democrats. The Tal Kathon has tied up All pressing legislation and May mean an end to any Chance of passing a civil rights Bill before the summer adjournment., Federated. Pictures prof its still record but Industry talks while the front pages of Las York times. International Busi weeks newspapers talked about j Ness machines corporation layoffs and rising unemployment achieved record earnings of 28 the financial pages in smaller i million dollars net that is after print continued to report record taxes have been paid earnings of Large business firms the company product of across the country. 0p washing machines says in in Cincinnati a report of opera its report a most successful year tons submitted to the Stock sex j in its fifty six year history net change by e. Kahn s sons co., income of 8 million sets new meat packers showed highest net a High. Sales in the history of the com report of the coca cola Pany. They were 10.2� o higher company shows an even higher than in 1947. Net profit $33,794,170 after pro but profits of this company s vision for taxes class a Divi were Over 60% higher than in ends and All charges. This is the previous year. Aside from equivalent to $8.22 a share the those profits the company had j company announced spent Over $400,000 in Plant inthe Bell system of Telephone prove ments the financial report companies shows probably the states. J highest earning of Industry any sales 10% higher profits Over j where in the world. It reports 60%. That company. There Are is the tale of one plenty More. The a net profit of 222 million dollars in 1948. Yet that Industry has been paying a Low wage filibuster May kill rent control and halt Senate action on the real big names of Industry Are scale for Many Eais. Among them. American can company a profits soar in �?T48 to $26,910,269 total says the new this information comes from the financial reports of these companies issued Only last week. During the same week tax Rise prospects for corporations Are reported fading from Washington since business firms Are suddenly emphasizing reports of Lay offs Lack of orders Etc. Layoffs and cutbacks in production Are deliberately Over publicized so that workers will be fearful of losing their jobs and will accept increased Speed ups without protest. This also discourages wage demands or improved working conditions now asked for by a number of unions in. Various industries. At the same time having for the most part completed postwar expansion and re equipment programs Industry is now turning to the installation of new labor saving devices. In the past year Packard increased its weekly output of cars by 50% while increasing its production Force by Only 18%. Such methods Are bringing about More technological unemployment and less purchasing Power. In the state the democratic Senate majority backing rent control and other issues of president tinman so fair deals is up against heavy opposition in their Effort to avoid a filibuster by Southern Dixie crafts which can Stop All legislation now before that body. Vice president Barkley leading the democratic forces is try to reverse a ruling by Republican Arthur h. Vandenberg in the 80th Congress that a two third majority cannot curb the time limit of any debate on the floor. Sen. Vandenberg had interpreted the Senate Rule on cloture As applicable Only to pending legislation and not to other business of the Senate. A reversal by vice president Barkley would mean that cloture could be invoked to terminate the Southern filibuster. A score of Republican senators together with Southern Dixie crafts have announced that they will oppose such a change of rules. If they succeed Dixie rats can go on talking in relays indefinitely. Their reason for such action is to avoid introduction or discussion of presidents Truman proposed civil rights legislation. Since Federal rent controls affecting millions of citizens All Over the u. S. Have to be extended by March 31st by passage in House and Senate any extended filibuster would kill these controls automatically. They can be reintroduced As a new Bill after that Date by heavy pressure of the real estate interests and a Field Day by landlords without a protecting Law May cause hardship in Many instances. Lei the people know the Cio political action committee moved to give maximum publicity to the unpleasant spectacle of the current filibuster. In a letter from Pac director Jack Broil to Viet president Barkley a request is made to arrange for radio time for broadcast of the debate from the floor of the Senate and for its recording for preservation As a significant event in american history. The political action committee also stated that it conceives one of its most important functions to be the distribution of factual information concerning the operation of our government to the millions of working men and women of this country. Workmen a compensation Bill expected to pass Bill introduced a new Bill to set up a labor education Extension service a Long advocated by unions throughout the country a was filed in the House last week by rep. Kelley a. A Kelley a Veteran pro labor congressman told Congress that his Bill . 3096 would a said in the orderly and constructive solution of Industrial relations problems. H.b.-531, workmen a compensation seems headed for Early passage. The a bipartisan measure ups weekly maximum from $25 to $30, includes Many other improvements. Cio1 spokesman Jacob Dayman called it a the greatest single stride in the history of the Ohio workmen a compensation Law. Other labor spokesmen backed this stand. No one appeared in opposition. The House Industry and labor committee is expected to vote favourably Early next week and Clear sailing through the legislature is predicted. A a a employer ask another Bonanza for the Ohio retail merchants association George Hammond urged another unemployment compensation rate reduction. Using the argument that won a $25-million Dollar rebate from the Republican 97th general Assembly Hammond said the bbl fund is a Sample to stand another rate decrease. When Metzenbaum pointed out his argument contradicted other one in every 16 world War ii veterans who obtained . Loans for Homes farms and businesses has already paid his loan in full veterans administration said. Employer lobbyists who claimed the fund could t stand increasing benefits to workers Hammond ducked hedged and had no answer. Clot Liin g to teach Public speaking a series of four classes on parliamentary procedure and Public speaking for members of clothing workers locals in greater Cincinnati will begin next Friday March 18, miss Emma Ferrara educational director of the Cincinnati. Joint Board announced this week. Classes Are open to All members but local Union and shop officers Are urged to attend miss Ferrara said. The first session will begin promptly at 7 30 . And will last 45 minutes and a ten minute break will be allowed before the second session begins. Classes will extend through april 15 and students with perfect attendance records will be awarded certificates by the joint Board. William Kircher. International representative of the United Auto workers will teach Public speaking and Mary Lou Sauer of the Sun staff will teach parliamentary procedure. Slum clearance Urban redevelopment just another name for slum clearance made its appearance when the House taxation committee began hearings on a half dozen Bills. Real estate lobbyists flocked to the hearings went on record As favouring Urban re developments but. A. Here a the pitch. They want slums cleaned out because a the substantial business people need the Job done. They want the cities to pay slum owners handsomely then subsidize speculators in rebuilding the slums. But the real estate boys Are lined up solidly against Public housing projects replacing slum dwellings. Cio other Liberal groups want Urban redevelopment with Protection for the general Public not a Bonanza for speculators. Permissive legislation allowing Ohio to share Federal Public housing is also due to a me up Tai the real estate interests oppose. Its too Early to predict the outcome but the Battle will be hot and furious. You la be hearing lots More about Public housings slum clearance Urban redevelopment before the year a up. Veterans administration Contact representatives made More than 1.000,000 personal contacts with veterans their dependents and representatives during january 1949. The representatives furnished information about a administered benefits and helped fill out some 571,000 forms

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