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The Sun (Newspaper) - March 21, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioThe in a sberal w o. 29 vol. 6 no. 22 a a to 4� it 009 charter minority spikes gop attempt to stall off City settlement. A , March 21, 1911 an 18-month wait by City employees for settlement of their claim to a just wage apparently was nearing an end this week As the charter minority in Council called a halt to stalling on the question. The showdown came wednesday alter when the republicans attempted a Quick adjournment after police and fire Union representatives made an unusually effective presentation of their demands for wage increases. Charte rites Everett Waldvogel and Cash objected to adjournment demanding an immediate settlement of the question. After Sharp debate and a recess it was agreed by seven councilmen with Wiilis Gradison dissenting and Homer Toms absent that an ordinance embodying a settlement satisfactory to the Union representatives would be drafted and passed next wednesday the charter position throughout the wage controversy has been that if City workers Aid asked not to strike they be granted a just wage and that the City must buy what services it can afford at that wage Gradison argued that wage increases should not be voted until the legislature and City have acted on Revenue measures. Everett charged that Gradison voted for a Resolution Everett introduced last december pledging a settlement on a theory of a just wage and that he now we violating the pledge. Most other City employees Are to be Given a 40-hour week and other advantages. I in. U nut step up Pac to meet anti labor drive Cio will work independently of rival progressive groups insurance agents strike history was made this week in Cincinnati when for the first time White Collar workers established a picket line in support of their contract demands. The picket line was established by insurance agents around the offices of the monumental life insurance co. At fourth and Walnut on monday. March 17. The strike was called in Ohio Missouri Michigan and Illinois by Over 375 agents whose demands for a living wage have been ignored by the company. The agents have demanded a $50 minimum weekly wage and a $10 increase. The company has made no counter offers but it is reported that l. P. Rock company president is meeting this week in Cleveland with Robert e. Burns u. S. Conciliator. Rock had previously failed to appear in any meetings with the Union representatives. A strike of insurance agents is unprecedented in labor history a Elmer Martin Cincinnati local 32 president said. A a a our members Are realizing that Mil How to Brea strikes Cion a National executive Board decided last week Ltd greatly expanded and strengthened political action committee activity As an answer to the Duve by reactionaries against organized labor Jack Kroll National Pac director reported Here this week it ant action is necessary if we Are agents Here. These men have to make any not crossed the picket line to re the company employs Only ten port for work. Cio Lere opens radio program Quot a other Side of news monday Cincinnati Cio is going on on the local state and National a1 Jordan Council president the air at 8 15 monday night fronts. It particularly will seek announced that George l. P. To give the Side of the news not being presented by the daily press or by other radio commentators. Over Wasai to Tell the a a other Side of the news in a vigor # Ous Battle against the propaganda accompanying the ant labor drive in Congress and the Legislatures. Inauguration of the program which will continue several weeks at least was approved at the meeting of greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council this week after it heard a report from its publicity committee. All Cio members were urged to tune in to the program monday night and to urge their friends and neighbors to tune in. The publicity committee is anxious that it get a listening audience from the general Public As Well As labor. The special publicity committee on the drive against hostile legislation is headed by a1 Jordan. Council president. It chose Rohin Everett editor of the Sun to write the radio scripts and present the program. The program will Deal with various topics in the news of interest to labor and progressives Anthony d i n a 11 of Cleveland monumental life insurance agent on strike addressed Council requesting that Cincinnati Cio members give their support to the strike of the agents Here. Council delegates recommended that a letter be sent to the company urging a fair w be settlement. Support from local unions on the picket lines was also recommended. Walter Grainger legislative committee chairman reported that a mass meeting will be held in Cincinnati on april 11. The committee is not yet certain who the main speaker will be but the announcement will be made within the next week. Also they Are attempting to get Emory auditorium for the meeting. This will be confirmed later. To help publicize this meeting a stewards conference has been called for 7 30 p. M., wednesday March 26. At the Law Hall 2728 Vine Street. All local Union officials in addition to the stewards have been urged to attend. A new Delegate was officially installed Elsie Pearson local 2416, United steelworkers. Weaver National Cio anti discrimination committee director would speak to the Council committee on thursday March 20 at the steelworkers District office 806 Keith bldg. He also announced that Orville Jones Public relations director Ohio Cio Council would address a meet continued pm Page 8> a it i i it Quot save l Ilion month Washington up a facing up to the mounting attack on labor s rights in Congress and through the nation the Cio executive Board mar. 13 designated april As defend labor month and urged a fall Union members to use this month to demonstrate to Congress that the labor movement is United against the passage of anti labor legislation. A we feel confident that through our United efforts in this Campaign we can show our elected representatives in Congress that neither we nor the american people want to take this step Down the Road to poverty and depression but rather insist on moving upward to the obtainable goal of a More abundant life for ally Cio protests discrimination in a a sit Down w Columbus a dramatic Dence that Cio actually believes in non discrimination was Given Here sunday morning As 150 National education conference delegates sat eight hours in the Neil House protesting refusal of the hotel to serve a negro Delegate. A the discrimination shown at the Neil House Quot William Lavelle Secretary treasurer of Ohio Cio Council said Quot came As a Shock to the Council which was Host. Our National Cio Ollice selected Columbus on the Assumption that it was an enlightened City free from the bitter discrimination of the South. A naturally this affront to the civil rights of american citizens this breach of Ohio Law and this slap at the face of Plain decency cannot go unanswered. It is to be expected that the persons who have been offended will take an appropriate Legal action to protect their rights under the Law. A Over the managers desk at the Neil House hangs a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. We Hope that the Neil House in its future action will prove itself worthy of Abraham Lincoln a memory. Lavelle met monday afternoon with a citizens committee Here. The committee composed of leaders from business labor civic Church and negro organizations was planning to intervene with the hotel management for an unequivocal stand on the question of discrimination. A it Breaks my heart a said congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas of California speaker at the saturday evening session of the conference As she w As forced to depart for the train. A i wish you All the Success in the world in breaking Down the barriers of listen to truth is local Kalt Lio program Quot the other Side of the news on Wasai 1360 on your dial at 8 15 monday night the decision was made after a report by Kroll to the Board on the crisis created for labor by the present Congress. His recommendation Evi for a vigorous fight was backed strongly by Philip Murray Cio president the Board also adopted a Resolution drafted by Kroll recommending that Cio remain Independent both of the progressive citizens association and the americans for democratic action. It was recommended that All Cio leaders and members concentrate on making Pac Strong with a belief that a Strong Pac can Lead the Way to Healing the present breach Between the two groups of progressives Kroll said. Following is the Resolution on Cio Pac which was adopted by the executive Board this is a time of crisis Fogt a the workers and All the common people. The Basic democratic rights the living standards and the Well being of the great mass of americans stand in gravest pent hell Bent for reaction a in the Congress of the United states a majority is Riding hellbent for reaction. Ignoring the Manifest will of the men and women who elected them to office they Are doing the bidding of the monopolists who demand even greater Power privilege and profit at the expense of human welfare. A this majority is out to destroy the remains of the Price stabilization program by abolishing rent control. It attacks minimum wage and hour standards by emasculating the fair labor standards act. It presses for a a soak the poor tax program. It would cripple All the social legislation of the last fourteen years by withholding necessary appropriations. Quot finally because it recognizes that organized labor is the staunchest defender of the eco a nomic Security and civil liberties of the whole people it concentrates its attack against the demo i cratic right of workers to organize bargain collectively and strike. States attack unions a outside of the spotlight of National publicity the state legislature Are pursuing the same reactionary course. Six states have cant towed on a go 2>

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