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The Sun (Newspaper) - October 7, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioThe inside Story Ford pension plan proves fast finders were right written by the staff of the Cio news United Auto workers and Ford reached an agreement that Marks a turning Point in the degree of Protection provided by the Rich and powerful Auto Industry for its workers Law president Walter Reuther said the pension plan financed by the company alone is a a step Forward in labors drive to destroy the double economic and moral standards in american Industry a a reference to the hefty pensions that corporations have Given to executives while neglect in g r a n. K a and f i be work fact finders recommendations Ford accepted the findings of the steel fac finding Board for a total of 10c hourly payments for welfare fund and pensions. Since Ford had been running a one to Wincier health insurance program costing 1 l/4c an hour the company now pay out it a 1 8 i c an hour a or each worker. Much of dispute at Ford arose from the Union s demand that welfare1 and pension programs have a solid financial foundation to avoid the Type of situation now faced by the mineworkers where welfare funds Are running Low. The Law insisted that Ford immediately set up a $200,000,000 fund and pay its 8 3/4c per hour per Man into that fund. So operations will soon be Able to Start on stable out to knife Olds Utility lobbies Are running one of the most Brazen knifing games in years in an Effort to Knock Leland Olds out of his Post on Uncle same a Federal Power commission. Olds an pc member for 10 years believes government agencies with a mandate from Congress to regulate business practices should do just that rather than go through meaningless motions. Gas and electrical trusts realizing Olds views Are seeking to bar his confirmation to another 5-year term on pc. Pc has been split along 3-2 lines with Olds heading the majority. Refusal of the Senate to confirm him might Well weaken government regulation of Gas and electric rates. That might mean a two billion annual extra expense to . Household Consumers. No wonder then that Utility lobbyists have the knife out for Olds and that labor consumer groups and fair dealers Are supporting him for another term on higher rates Cio unions in Montgomery a main line suburb of staid old Philadelphia have won a Long Battle against local transit lines. When the local bus company asked the Public utilities commission for higher rates the Cio Council in county sought to line up allies to fight the rate grab. Other Community organizations did no to want to stick their necks out so Cio did it alone. On the basis of the Cio arguments state Puc made a Rastic cuts in the fare Rise. Traction company appealed to the courts and lost their final round to the Cio Law watch and Hope for action soon on wage hour Law changes. Both Senate and House have passed Bills lifting minimum pay rates from 40c to 75c an hour. But the House version of the Bill seriously weakens coverage and enforcement of the present Law. Some government experts think the House Bill would remove 1,300,000 per Sofis from Law s coverage while weakening ability of those still covered to collect overtime payments Etc. Fair Deal members of the joint Senate House conference committee Hope that worst if not ally of House Bill s provisions will be killed in the final version of the Bill reported out to both branches of Congress. In the Public interest when it puts on its Best face Industry looks p i i i u i a n it Rhor k it 11 o a re Tutti i a a. All about it in paid advertisements and newspapers. But behind the scenes there Are often shocking cases of lust for profits callous disregard for human rights. 60 i j such Case has come to i Jonfa Auburn new York where Rich powerful International Harvester has closed Down its 46-year-old Plant on which one out of five local residents were dependent for jobs and living standards. Residents of Auburn members of Cio farm equipment local chamber of Commerce even Arch conservative representative Taber . A who hails from Auburn Are trying to do something about it. But the situation does no to look Bright. What grouse Auburn citizens is that International Harvester seems to be cutting their throats through the Aid of funds they paid in to the government As taxpayers. International Harvester the records show bought some new government built plants at the end of wartime period for $27.5 million they a Cost taxpayers about $44 million to build. Using these newer More modern and presumably More efficient plants Harvester now can make More profits than at the older Auburn factory. So 1,800 Harvester workers and their families face gloomy Outlook this Winter. Keep this Story in mind next time you read corporation ads cussing labor and hailing business leadership As Only of democracy a Cio delegation which visited the Republic of Israel last Spring has issued its report which israelis ambassador in Washington has described As most important social document yet published on that country. The official Cio group president Potofsky of clothing workers president Curran of maritime Union and Maxwell , counsel to the clothing Union saw in Israel a a bastion of democracy Quot in the Middle Eastern area. They were impressed by a pioneering spirit big advances in Standard of living and difficulties of financing future expansion. One of most impressive findings of the Cio group was the prominent status held by labor in Israel. Hista Drutz the general federation of labor a is solidly organized. In addition it controls tremendous string of cooperative enterprises in such Fields As health housing construction stores transport Etc. There a no questions the Cio delegation reported a that labor in Israel looks primary to the United states for guidance toward the democratic a Quot Lauu did such a pay a 25% increase killing ten control that we have to clothing workers Union and company celebrate 30 years of Good relations protest new vets ruling a banquet marking 30 years of harmonious and uninterrupted collective bargaining Between the Cincinnati joint Board of the amalgamated clothing workers and the Globe tailoring co. Here will bring Jacob Potofsky International president and several members of the amalgamated general executive Board into Cincinnati october 8, Jack Kroll manager of the Cincinnati joint Board announced Here this week. Or. Kroll who is also director of the Cio political action committee said a in a Day w Hen the employer employee relationship is a grave and vital matter of concern to the whole nation and when Only the startling and dramatic strikes and picket lines make newspaper headlines we of the amalgamated Are proud and Happy to note publicly that the clothing Industry and the Union have found a formula which promotes Industrial the celebrate of also Marks the completion of More than a decade of Industry wide collective bargaining without strike or major Industrial dispute for the Cincinnati clothing Industry. Principal speakers or. Potofsky and or. Kroll will be principal speakers at the banquet which is being held in the net her land plazas Pavilion Caprice. Cincinnati s congressman Earl t. Wagner Democrat from Hamilton county a second District and Sander Genis amalgamated vice president will also speak while mayor Albert d. Cash will make the welcoming address. Arthur Hartmann associate manager of the Cincinnati joint Board will make introductory remarks and Marco Meccia assistant associate manager who before joining the joint Board staff in 1925 was employed at the Globe tailoring co. And was one of the Early pioneers for the amalgamated will act As toastmaster. Of of l and Cio leaders from throughout the country will be guests at the banquet along with religious and civic leaders. Over 500 members of the Cincinnati joint Board Are expected to attend the banquet. Officers of Many of the firms which have contracts with the amalgamated will join with their employees for the Celebration. Louis m. Rouda chairman of the Board of directors of the Globe tailoring co., and Noah Davis president of the p. Ii. Davis tailoring co. And of the Cincinnati clothing manufacturers association have been invited to speak at the Celebration As management representatives. Over 4,000 members of the Cincinnati joint Board Are employed in the clothing Industry proper while another 1,500 work in Allied industries ties shirts and sporting goods. The Cincinnati joint Board was established by the amalgamated in 1919. Or. Kroll has been manager since 1926. He is also a vice president of the Union. Cio Council gives full support to steel strike student veterans demonstrate in front of the veterans administration office in new York to protest a ruling i a. Which they charge restricts i education. The ruling classifies Many schools As a avocational and recreational making attending i s ineligible for regular benefits. The Cio Industrial Union Council at its regular meeting october 5, passed a Resolution giving full support to All steel locals in this area which Are on strike at present. It also went on record to support a tax Levy of 2 Mills for welfare funds for Hamilton county it will be up to the voters to decide on the payment of this Levy in november when the proposition will appear on the ballot. The Council urged All members to inform their local unions about the importance of supporting this Levy. At present welfare funds Are so Low that claims on hand cannot be paid in full. The department has taken this measure in order to avoid the closing Down of this vital service because of Lack of funds William j. Black informed the Council. Or. Black Council presiden also serves As Cio adviser c j the Hamilton. County we if at committee. Mary Lou Sauer Sec a of to finance committee to Suppo Rollin h. Everett urged All Unior to give financial assistance 1 the Everett Campaign and o feed her services for any suggestions and help she might go to locals in their fund Raiser efforts. B e n Herman amalgamate clothing workers and Jat Methard Pac director reporte on interviewing political Cand dates in connection with 11 november election. No endorsements were malt at this meeting since the Cor Mittee has not talked to All Ca dilates at this time. The Matt will be taken up at the be. Council meeting
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