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The Sun (Newspaper) - March 25, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioGreater Cincinnati locals report United steelworkers important legislation endorsed by local 1861 by Joseph Uehlein Usan local 1861 members of local 1861, United steelworkers voted at the March meeting of the local last saturday to endorse the passage of three important Bills now pending in Congress or the Ohio state legislature. The Bills Are in Congress the Thomas Lesinski Bill Taft Hart Ley Repealer in the state legislature House Bill 106, to establish Fec in Ohio and Senate Bill prove Ltd it Tuzii sensation Law these Bills Are particularly important to the welfare of working people and members were urged to write to their representatives in Washington and Columbus urging that they vote in favor of these Bills. Members voted to Purchase another $500 u. C. Savings Bond and an address graph machine for the use of the publicity committee which has great plans for the future. Those present were a a a Harry French from England and l. Van Der Leun of Holland. These gentlemen had interesting stories to Tell and they will appear in this column at a later Date. Ova Fallon who can to explain the origin of his first name. He once went with a girl named ova. Harry Holtman recently retired from work but not from attending Union meetings. It is worthy of note Here that All retired members of the local continue to remain on the Rolls As honorary members. They also receive the Sun to read and enjoy during their Long Leisure Days. Jim Padgett and Marty Sands both fully recovered from recent illnesses and Back on the Job were present As were Art Cullen no relation to Joe and John fal Ler sometimes Painter and sometimes Driller at Canco. Carl Mapes and Bill Blumen Thal whose stories will appear in a later Issue of the Sun were at the meeting As were Steve Kuntz first president of the local and Cleve Ballinger who served on the first committee. The choral group which entertained following the meeting contained such notables As Bill Hartley l Liff Coleman Ted Niehe Harvey Tye Andy Kummer and Bob Blair. They were accompanied at the Steinway by Clarence Markus who is b e t t e r known As Paderewski sans hair. A right on doings1 attention All steelworkers you need first hand information a District wide meeting of ail local unions has been called by director Whitehouse for sunday March 27th, 1949, at 2 00 . In the auditorium of the Guilford Public school on fourth Street just East of Broadway Street Cincinnati. Speakers the speakers will be James g. vice president of the United steelworkers of America Frank n. Hoffman the steelworkers legislative representative in Washington and District director Whitehouse. Attendance is a must for All Union officers committeemen and shop stewards. And members by All Means should be on hand. Our sad a i a by t a you that Joe Poggeman has passed away. He worked at Canco for 23 years As a grinder hand and was very popular with his fellow workers. Members of local 1861 extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. Charlie Egan is a slim lad of Youthful appearance. Because of his Crew haircut and Long Stem pipe he is often mistaken for a Carefree College boy but he is a very much married and mature Man. He is at present negotiating for a Small farm on which to rear his two children. Eddie Shannon is As Irish As his name implies. For further proof of his nationality he offers the facts that he has an aunt named Nellie Mcguire and a son named Terry Shannon. Bill Schwartz was a faithful blood donor to the red Cross during the War and since then has continued this humanitarian practice. At present his blood donations Are going to charitable institutions and to members of local 1861 who need it. That a unionism Brothers both Joe Poggeman and Oscar Steiner Are in the Hospital. If you care to visit these men Harold Braun chairman of the sick committee has information As to where they Are. Jim Padgett is Back on the Job after a siege of illness. His sickness apparently had no effect on by Tom Wrigley Usan local 3243 whenever you find a Nice peaceful Union you can Lay ten to one that it s a dead one. It is usually an outfit where the workers have lost interest and have no opinion of their own that differs with that of the officers. The writer can look Back Over the years and remember that a Polit icing As it is called was the famous indoor sport of most of the locals to which he belonged and sometimes there were several factions trying to take Over which made the campaigns Long and bitter. Whenever management sought however to take advantage of a a spin in is Quot Flat find to it s far As management and supervision were concerned the workers were United and ready to go to the mat Al a moments notice. Mutual self interest took care of that. But it is a healthy sign when a labor organization shows some healthy Competition. It keeps the officers and the members on their toes. Jack Schulte the efficient Secretary of local 3243, abandoned his boat building project for a time to take a trip to Beverly Hills. Better stick to the boat Jack. Its a lot cheaper. Brighton screw now has a night shift which consists exclusively of one Man. Woody m. Lammers and several animals of the rodent family who visit the Plant after closing time. Woody would be happier without the company. A a members of the local were very sorry to hear of the death of Merdy Carnahan a Niece who was badly burned in an Accident at her Home. His Black moustache or his pleasant personality. George Joslin has worked at Canco since 1925. Before that he worked at various occupations such As gravel pit labourer truck Driver and Berry picker. When asked about his Choice of different jobs he replied a a in a Happy right Here thank you. Phone workers better chances for claims against dismissal procedure if rules followed by r. W. Schellenberg a two local 2ft the contract of the american Union of Telephone workers with the american Telephone and Telegraph co. Provides a procedure whereby a member with one or More years of service who is dismissed demoted or suspended without proper reason the Oakley building and loan co. 3140 Madison Road Loans on Homes 219 e. Eighth st Cherry 6273premier press company Printer ,. Publishers newspapers a advertising circulars a broadsides Cincinnati. Ohio can file a written claim for reinstatement. The claim must be filed within 20 Days with the company and if it is supportable the Union will negotiate with management for the employees reinstatement. If no agreement can be reached at the local level the Case is referred to the National office for negotiation at a higher level. If negotiations at the National level Are unsuccessful the Case is referred to arbitration. The arbitrator holds hearings and renders his decision 15 Days following completion of the presentation of testimony. The arbitrators decision is final and both the Union and management must abide by his ruling. Members should note particularly that the claim filed with the company must be supportable. If the violation of company Rule also is a violation of Federal Law the members claim would not be supportable if evidence showed that the violation was actually made and the Union would be unable to attempt reinstatement. Violation of company rules is a serious matter particularly with the rules in the Little Green Book. In some cases when the violation is not too serious the company has followed the practice of warning the employee but there have been instances in which the member who was so warned continued violation and was subsequently dismissed. Under these circumstances it is impossible for the Union to obtain reinstatement for the member. Members should realize that a Job is More important than a few temporary advantages which a might be gained by violating the rules and should refrain from doing anything which might jeopardize their jobs. Seniority list negotiations Between local 28 and the company have been completed with regard to a seniority list being maintained and available to All traffic department members. Continued in Page 41 big tire Sale for you pay for three you get four if you need less than a set of four. Well make a Deal anyhow. Premium Quality Seiberling safety tires 4 for 3�?plus big Trade in allowance 4> for 3�?plus unconditional guarantee for life of tire against everything except fire theft and tires run Flat. You done to need Cash a open a 30-Day Charce account a use our cent a mile plan Don t wait replace smooth tires now Harrison tire amp rubber co. Largest Independent tire store in Cincinnati n. E. Cor. Court and race Parkway 2080now.we can furnish Cio International and local unions with letterheads and other forms printed or. Exclusive \ Union water marked paper made by the United paper workers of America Cio Western printing co. 424 commercial Square main 6682

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