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The Sun (Newspaper) - October 28, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioA Rel Pii blinked by p tie greater Cincinnati in it Iii trial Union Council the Sun no. 24 2� 0 i 3 n 1 3 s03 a a a was n i in 0 oos t id Isih a Liberal Cio wekly Vireil by its Reader be Indiati Ohio entered As second class matter june 30, 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2. Ohio under act March i. 1879 october 28, 1919 Ohio Cio win give enl support to steel strike the following Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Ohio . Council exec tiie Board october 21, 1949. It carries with it the Heartfelt determination All . In Ohio to rally to the support the United st eel workers America in their magnificent fight for economic Justice Resolution the United steelworkers America Are now engaged in a crucial struggle with the steel Barons and financiers America. The steelworkers Union has demonstrated a willingness to go More than half Way in its Effort to prevent a strike. The steelworkers Union accepted president Truman a request that the parties submit their Case to an impartial fact finding Board. The steelworkers in Nion accepted the recommendations the presidents Board although those recommendations did not fully meet the needs and the desires the steelworkers. Willingness to cooperate at every turn the steelworkers have shown a willingness to cooperate to the end that the country might not be engulfed in a serious steel strike. And at every turn the desire the steelworkers for peace has been rebuffed by management which appears to have wilfully and wantonly desired Industrial warfare. A fight for All the steelworkers Union in their own struggle Are making the Good fight for All workers and humanity. They Are conducting the glorious Battle for Security for All so that no Man woman after a lifetime service to Industry shall be cast aside hopeless helpless and without the Means to sustain dignified living. This Lila tic fight Between the steelworkers Union and the steel Barons is Tremenda Cut significance to the whole future America. If the steelworkers prevail they will have profoundly and wholes Mely brightened the economic at and Prospect for am Esicar they must prevail because their cause is right and their program eloquently proclaims the Hope and the dream the overwhelming majority the people America. Full support we Salute the steelworkers but More than that we hereby firmly resolve. 1 that the Ohio . Council pledges its All out moral and physical support to the United steelworkers America. And if it be necessary we solemnly pledge our utmost financial and material support to the end that the steelworkers will Realise Victory in the current struggle so desperately important to All workers the land. 2 it is directed that a copy this Resolution be sent to the steelworkers great and inspired Leader Philip Murray and that copies likewise be sent to each the striking steelworkers local unions in Ohio and to the various City and county . Councils in Ohio. The steel strike total forty steel firms sign Union terms while growing administration and Coal strike was apparent in pressure for ending the steel and Coal strikes was apparent in Washington there was nothing 1 which to pin Hopes for i speedy settlements. More sign up the ,.sjgy a Kerr made note Ite strike s entering its fourth week oct. 23 by announcing it had signed contracts with 18 steel companies covering 5.200 workers during the past week the new agreements make a total 40 companies. Employing 48,250 workers. Which have signed with the Union the 10c pension and welfare package plan proposed by pres. Truman s fact finding Board. Despite continued rumours intervention by pres. Truman things were generally quiet at Union Headquarters in Pittsburgh. A Union spokesman said Lyes. Philip Murray had left land o., to preside Over the pre Santion Cio executive Board Ecim scheduled to open 125, and would be in new York oct. 27 to speak at an election rally for mayor William Dwyer d. In new York Federal mediators were continuing their meetings with . Steel representatives in an Effort to work out a Settle ment. Clothing workers pledge Aid to steel strikers Everett Points to three solid accomplishments by Rollin h. Ever ii City councilman three things happened this week which gave me some solid satisfaction in the Way accomplishment. First i visited the Rainbow Homes housing project the leading figure in which is one our Cio men and which i had suggested. The s project is moving rapidly to provide Homes for families working men. Second a planning offi Cial upon his Everett return from a state meeting told me that Cincinnati is ahead All other Ohio cities in preparations to take advantage Urban redevelopment and slum clearance legislation which l a responsibility mine in City Council. Three i received assurances from University Cincinnati authorities that there will be a new Deal in the handling concessions so that charitable affairs there will be treated More fairly. It was just a Little Over a year ago that i telephoned Charles Freeman a vice president division 46, communication workers american Cio and Laid before him a housing problem. Many a Over income families were occupying Public housing which was needed to House Low income families in the path Public improvements. Cio Man responds i asked Freeman if he would undertake to form a housing cooperative especially among people in Public housing in an Effort to prove relatively Low Cost housing could be built by that method. Freeman went to work and in the last year has done a magnificent Job with the Aid others in the group he formed. We in City government and congressman Earl Wagner in Washington have Given All the Aid we could. What is being done at Rainbow Homes May furnish a National pattern for an approach to solution a part the housing problem. The matter Urban redevelopment and slum clearance is another Arm the same drive. Since Early summer Council planning committee which i am chairman has been calling meetings City officials housing officials civic leaders etc., to map our approach to this problem. We now Are ready to appoint a director Urban redevelopment and drive ahead in our determination to replace slums with new construction. Charities to get More i met this week with the athe Letic director and the Dean the University Cincinnati to discuss the matters i raised in connection with an investigation the handling concessions at the University a football stadium. A year ago the mayors Christmas fund received Only $54 from the concessions profits at the the half million striking steel # workers were pledged"4ast week the fullest moral and financial support 375,000 clothing and Allied workers. In a wire to pres. Philip Murray the United steelworkers pres. Jacob s. Potofsky the amalgamated clothing workers renewed the unions previous offer a our fullest moral and financial support in you great struggle against the Industrial Barons this support All a your acceptance the recommendations the . Government fact finding Board is entitled to and is winning the support All americans Goodwill a Potofsky said. A in seeking to increase the Security More than a half million men who produce the Basic steel this country you Are endeavouring to safeguard their dignity As americans the safety their families and the education and Well being their children. Companies to blame the present strike was forced upon you by financial interests who would like i crush labor s highest Espire Lions. Your fight is the fight Ell decent american ii Sens Ell ranks and All occupations. A Are convinced the successful outcome in your just struggle. Rest assured our full and unqualified Junior chamber Commerce balloon Parade. This year the fund will receive 20 per cent the profits and the Junior chamber will also get All the profits from souvenir balloons which they sell. Next year the contract with the present concessionaire having expired a new arrangement for handling concessions will be worked out i was assured. It is a week accomplishment such As that that gives real satisfaction in holding Public office and being in a Council majority that is driving Forward for the City a Good. The Way to keep that kind work up is to vote for the charter committee candidates who Are responsible for such activity. Congress quits record adequate Congress quit for the year last week passing a flood Bills in the closing hours. These included a Stop Gap farm plan a Compromise minimum wage Bill and the appropriation Bills which should have been through by last june 30. Several important measures were lost in the Jam. President Truman praised the Congress for the Progress made during the year writing letters to both the speaker the House and to the vice president. Democratic National chairman William m. Boyle jr., pointed out in a statement that the record was a striking contrast to that made by the Republican 80th Congress in its first session. Jacob s. Potofsky chairman the Cio minimum w age committee called the 75c minimum wage a great gain. The president made it Clear he regards the present recess As Only a breathing spell in the fight to establish the fair Deal. Already set Down for prompt action in the Senate next january Are the civil rights program and the social Security reforms. The president plans to demand a sound farm policy and to Call for a shakeup the Federal tax Structure. A Large part the present government deficit grows out the tax cuts for High incomes voted continued Page 3 labor s choke Rollin h. Everett for air Comal

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