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The Sun (Newspaper) - May 27, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioPublished by the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council the to Toz \ 1 Quot it i h m it Sun a i a be ral Cio weekly owned by its headers vol. 11 no. 3 2� i Wilri Nduati. Ohio entered As second class matter. June 3&Quot 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2 Ohio under a. Of March 3. 1879 Mas 27, 191 a top Cio Board takes determined stand on Basic policy decisions for or. Victorious after winning a Clear majority Over three other candidates for the congressional seat left vacant in the 20th District in new York by the death of rep. Sol Bloom Franklin d. Roosevelt or. Center celebrates his Victory with jubilant supporters at Campaign Headquarters. Federated pictures attack on Cwa by phone o. Resented by All Cio unions resentment against charges filed by the Telephone company a g a i n s t the communications workers of America newly affiliated with Cio was expressed today by Robert j. Davidson regional Cio director. Davidson after a conference with other Cio leaders said Quot the sneak attack of the Telephone company on its employees will of resisted by the United efforts of All Cio leaders in the greater Cincinnati area. Telephone workers have a moral and a Legal right to choose their affiliations for Cio Hoard plans free world Faltor Rod the Cio executive Board took another step against communist influences by formally withdrawing from world federation of Trade unions. At same time the Board gave endorsement to plans for the creation of a new International labor organization composed of democratic labor organizations throughout the world. Preliminary meeting to form such a new group will be held in Switzerland late in june. Secret Ary treasurer James b. Carey and other Cio representatives will be present. A constitutional convention of the new democratic world group May be held late this year or Early in 1950. Themselves without interference by the company. The company is on questionable ground when it undertakes to harass and annoy its employees by instigating Tricky elections that unfortunately Are permissible under the infamous Taft Hart Ley act. Quot the Telephone company would do Well to direct All of its energies toward supplying Cincinnat ians with sufficient telephones to satisfy an urgent Public need instead of meddling in the strictly private business of the Telephone he expressed the belief that the Telephone company a petition to the Norb last week for an election was merely a Blind to cover up its Union busting activities and efforts to evade its duty to bargain collectively with the Union chosen by its employees. A we recognize the company a action As merely one More episode in its Long history of trying to keep its employees demoralized divided and helpless to bargain for better pay and better working conditions. Quot we Are confident the company a scheme will fail As it deserves to fail Quot or. Davidson added Quot because every International Union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial organizations operating in this Region has pledged its full support to the Telephone workers in this Battle to preserve their Union from this bitter anti-1 or the Cio executive boards meeting held last week in Washington d. C., was one of most important and most significant in the organizations recent history. Resolutions adopted and speeches made in the executive sessions made it Clear that leaders of the great bulk of Cio unions have about reached the end of their patience and will not tolerate further sabotage of National Cio policy. In this connection one of the most important resolutions emphasized the a solemn obligation of the Board to enforce constitutions to carry out convention decisions an Rel Cutie Board decisions. President m u r r atea0rr 2rn clearly disgusted Wuh the situation in which some left Wing unions flout the convention executive Board a a Clear Cut position. At a press conference Cio president Phillip Murray told reporters that the Resolution clearly dealt with a Quot communistic opinion split on Ohio wage report leaders of six unions voted against the Resolution to uphold the Cio Constitution. They were president Harry Bridges of the longshoremen president Donald Henderson of the food tobacco workers president Joseph Selly of the Dpn i communications association president Hugh Bryson of the Zuqi u Liv i i Marine Cooks and stewards president Abram Flaxer of the Public workers president Durkin of the office and professional workers. On the other hand 29 Board members voted in favor of the Resolution. A number of members on both sides of the Fence had left before the vote came up. This key policy Resolution said All Cio Board members who Are a a unwilling to enforce the Cio Constitution and policy actions should resign. It added that if they Don to their unions should ask them to resign from the Cio Board and minority report in which they replace them with representatives who will agree to support pointed out that the highest mini j the Cio Constitution. A if they done to Murray told the press conference a the convention will be asked to it s a communistic situation j and one that must be met and dealt with at the Cleveland i convention. F d us try. Leaders of two Cio unions a j a Goarck again ordered be farm equipment and mine i merge with Law Cio said 47c top minimum. Since amp smelter were sharply critic j if no merger were effected be sized by the executive Board. Ore convention it would be had been ordered by the recommend that fees charter be Board last november to merge revoked with the United Auto workers the recommendations made by the Ohio wage Board in its report last week with regard to minimum wages in the hotel and restaurant Industry were not shared by Alva Peterson and Robert e. Mathews representing the Public and by Robert j. Davidson representing Cio. These three members of the Ohio wage Board issued a mum recommended by the Board of 37c an hour was totally inadequate and did not represent a True evaluation of the data available to the Board. As late As May 11 minutes of the boards meetings show that a majority of members then favored a that time heavy pressure from Industry has brought a reversal of opinion of some Board members. The minority report Points out. Mine Mill amp smelter workers which has by far the largest j 0ff jct Ais were sharply censured number of farm implement pm j l executive Board for Quot be majority establishes a minimum substantially below that necessary for a fair wage. It is hoped that Albert a. Wold Man. Director of the Ohio Dep a r the n t o f i n d us trial r e 1 a t i on s will give due consideration to that opinion Davidson said. In the opinion of the three dissenting members the report of the Plo yees in its ranks. Be now has a san itching Quot names of Cio presi 30,000 members Down from 73, Derd Murray and the steel work-000 a couple of years ago Law ers Union for use of Cio now has More than 115,000 prejudice threats and inti Mida members in agricultural simple Tion a a Dunn course of the Remen Industry. Cent election Between mine Mill be said no and voiced some an f Cio local at Bessemer Ala Sharp criticisms of Cio for try Bama. Ing to unify workers in the in Union labor veterans hold first annual convention the National conference of Union labor veterans held its first annual convention May 20-22 at the hotel Gibson Cincinnati. Welcome addresses were Given by Dorothy Joachimi As Host on this occasion to the National organization and Harry d. Proctor councilman As representative of the City of Cincinnati. Rollin Everett councilman spoke to the Assembly on the bad housing conditions of our City and described a program for their correction. Mose Johnson spoke on the goals for achievement by veterans organizations which can go far in strengthening democracy in the nation. At the convention dinner held saturday evening. May 21, the Fig it Eakett a were Earl to Wagner representative of the second District of Ohio James e. Noland representative from Indiana Jeff Davis King of the hoboes mayor Albert d. Cash and Robert Stewart executive vice president of the organization. Speaking on the purposes of the organization Earl t. Wagner advised the veterans to take an Active interest in their new organization and follow the objectives for which it was formed. Mayor Cash emphasized the need for Liberal legislators in our state government saying that we All Are affected by the actions rep. Noland described the activities of Fence Riding members of Congress who attack social legislation by proposing crippling amendments. Continued a Page it the Issue arose when members of mine Mill at Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad company at Bessemer near Birm Ingham voiced Strong objections to mine Mills leftist anti Cio policies. They threatened to leave the Union and Cio unless mme Mill changed course and that Union refused. Faced by danger of mass exodus of Cio members Cio chartered five local unions at Bessemer. In addition agreement was made for an election to choose Between Cio unions and mine Mill. Cio won by sizeable majority among 5,200 workers and Board authorized Transfer of the five locals to United steelworkers. Mine Mius propaganda stopped at nothing during the election Campaign. L e a f 1 e t a speeches papers etc., compared Cio leaders to Quot Hitler ites a a slandered steel Union relied heavily on distortions to fan racial Issue. After Cio Board members saw examples of this Type of inflammatory material censure Resolution was passed

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