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The Sun (Newspaper) - May 30, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioOr mild or Taft Bill the labor v 10 00s 1 in 15 0 a is i it Liberal weekly . 20 entered As second class Milter. June 30, 1944 at the Post at Cincinnati z. Ujj Ohio under the act of March 1, 879 a May my i 917 enrol Polione worke Washington up a the Cio annoy need this week it would embark on a full fledged organizing Campaign among the nations Telephone workers As the american Union of Telephone workers Long lines affiliate of the Nat. Federation of Telephone workers decided to go Cio. _ the a few not affiliated with ments of organized Cio pres Philip Murray said he and organization Dir. Allan s. Haywood had conferred May 25 with phone Union leaders representing 100.000 in the Industry and that a All in attendance expressed a desire for affiliation with the a either Al or Cio is preparing Loi its Miami Beach convention opening june 9, at which it expects to pull together most of its member unions into a closely knit National body under the title communications workers of America. A few pres. Joseph Beirne commenting on the Auto action said the move was Auto pres. John j. Moran however said the recent a few led phone strike a proved that the Auto cannot continue As a group isolated from other Seg Charles Savage above sup Porter of Henry Wallace Wen the democratic nomination for Congress in a Washington District by Licking an avowed adherent of pres. Truman a foreign and Domestic program. Backed by Al and Cio leaders. Savage campaigned on a program to repudiate reaction. Incidentally he s an old Union Man himself from the Al boilermakers. Federated pictures listen to Cio 9 15 monday night. Wasai. Quot the other Side of the news Quot with Rollin h. Everett. 11 30 wednesday night wow Leland Stowe for be. 6 45 saturday night. Wasai Quot labor Usa. Allis local wins vote local 765, United electrical radio and machine workers of America won a bargaining election. At Auis Chalmers Norwood Plant wednesday by a substantial majority. The Victory was particularly significant As it was the Climax to a series of efforts to break the Union including last years prolonged strike. It is the third bargaining election won by local 765 at the Plant since 1942. Truman is hearing from the people Washington a up a pres. Truman a postman is groaning under a mounting Load of mail concerning ant labor legislation the White House said this week. Since May 1, some 40.000 postcards and 20,000 letter have poured into the White House and the rate is increasing steadily. Assistant press Secretary Eben Ayres reported that about 3.000 persons Are writing the president every Day. Although Ayres admitted that requests for a veto of the Taft Hartley Bill Are in the majority he declined to fix any percentage or number. Practically All of the Post cards Are Calls for a veto. Nam seeks millions is. Labor How about one Buck for Pac new York up a americans top industrialists Are kicking in thousands of dollars to or War the Natl. Assn. Of manufacturers nationwide p. Ess and radio Campaign for adoption of the Nam spawned Taft Hartley Bill. In the two weeks ending May 17, some of the biggest names in . Industry had already contributed $333,000 to the names publicity Arm the Natl Industrial information committee which is out to raise $3 million in 1947. The Cio Pac drive for $1 voluntary contributions will open june 15. The funds will help combat the anti Union drive by Nam. State and local chairmen have been enlisted by the Nam across the nation to help fill its ant labor War Chest and a of regional conferences Are being held with the names members who represent about 80% of the nations Industrial production. The Nizic s 1947 drive was formally opened with a canvass of the names Board of directors by a committee headed by Lammot Dupont Nam director and Board chairman of the . Dupont de Nemours so co. Inc. Putting the Nam fund raising Campaign on an emergency basis Dupont devised a a special gifts formula under which each Region us raising at least 67% of its quota through special donations from industrialists. Local Nam committee members have been assigned lists of a special gifts subscribers to canvass. Largest of the Nizic regional meetings was to be held in new York May 27 at the hotel Roosevelt with 1,000 executives representing the major industries of the new York area expected to at tend arranging the meeting was pres. D. W. Figgis of the american can co. Meetings have already been held in Minneapolis st. Paul and Milwaukee under the direction of pres. Walter Geist of Allis Chalmers co., whose Washington lobbyist William Ingles helped write the Hartley slave labor Bill. Other meetings were held in Topeka Wichita and Hutchinson kans. Heading the Nizic Campaign fund drive is acid tongued pres. Frederick c. Crawford of Thompson products who views the Taft Hartley Bill a a no. 1 Plank in his postwar program which he has define a As a Freedom for business to live dangerously again Freedom from freedoms and Freedom from labor Crawford a colleagues on the Nizic include the nations most notorious Union busters. Among them Are j. Howard Pew of the Sun Oil co Harvey s. Firestone of the Firestone tire scrubber co., Walter d. Fuller of the Curtis publishing co., John Holmes of Swift so co., h. W. Prentis or. Of Armstrong Cork co., Gwilym a. Price of Westinghouse electric corp. And Clarence b. Randall of Inland steel co. Money raised by the Nizic finances the series of full Page Nam ads blasting unions currently appearing in hundreds of daily and weekly papers throughout the . Other Nam propaganda activities include a transcribed 15-minute radio program. Your business reporter sent free to 1,050 radio stations and already being used by 340 stations distribution of a 15-minute sound film Challenge to competitive Enterprise special meetings with educators women a groups farm organizations and the clergy and publication of pamphlets and a a educational material red tape would strangle organizing bargaining by Rollin h. Everett the Senate and House conference committee soon will report out an anti labor Bill which will be described As a a moderate Quot. But it will be a moderate Quot Only As compared to the unbelievably vicious Hartley Bill. The difference is that the Hartley Bill passed by the House would mean Quick death for unions. The Compromise Bill largely the Taft Bill will strangle unions More slowly by red tape if it becomes Law. It will become Law if president Truman signs it when it is Laid on his desk probably next week. He can take 10 Days to consider it. Or it will become Law if he vetoes in and two thirds of the Senate and House pass it Over his veto. The anti Union drive executed. The anti Union forces knew the drastic Hartley Bill could not become Law. It was designed to make the a or tic �3ess3sl, so we Are told sen. Robert a. Taft a round be president is the Man of vision to Tell us what will be Good for labor. If anyone has forgotten Taft was the expert on economics who led the fight to break Price controls a year ago. As something which w Ould be Good for the people. Taft is a consistent Follower of the line Laid Down by anti labor industrialists who Back him in his political aspirations. Nooses for unions the Compromise Bill will provide these not so Silken nooses for unions 1. Closed shop would be forbidden and other forms of Union Security made have to get and easy to lose. 2. Permit employers to resist recognition of a Union by a charging the Union has coerced workers b charging the Union leaders Are communists or follow communist lines c raising technicalities As to whether the Union has Given every member Union financial reports. 3. Revise the National labor relations Board so that it will be unable to handle promptly cases coming before it thus providing Long delays during which the Ham Strung Union May be broken. 4. Split established Industrial Union in some instances up by Craft Drain treasuries 5. Involve unions in costly litigation which will Drain the Union treasuries or impose impossible burdens upon the members id. 6.�?o permit Federal a junctions when he attorney general finds Public welfare injured by a strike. Ice Tiwi on Page 41 that a what the nazis said. Washington up a who uttered these familiar statements a there is no destruction of the Liberty of the worker taking place. To the contrary i am convinced that we Are giving the worker real Freedom which consists in the first place of his right to work which we Are securing for or a i am n talking about the masses of the people. I am talking about the group who were leading the Trade Are they the words of sen. Robert a. Taft to or rep. Fred Hartley r. N. Aco Spon sors of the pending slave labor Bill in Congress no Cio . James Carey told a lbs radio audience May 22, they Are the words of Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials a but they have a familiar ring to the american Public to whom Taft and Hartley Are trying to sell their legislation. A the close resemblance in text and spirit is no Accident a Carey said. A for the provisions of the Taft Hartley Bill inevitably take us Down the Road to restriction on the Peoples rights to economic slavery to write today. Bight away to

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