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The Sun (Newspaper) - September 30, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioPublished by the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council the vol. 11, no. 20 o v we to a i re a 1 a. J-j.5 Uit i 49 3cs la a Liberal Cio weekly owned by its Reader s a Obi to entered As second class matter june 30, 1944 at the Post i 1 41 141 at Cincinnati 2. Ohio under act of March 3. 1879 it cute Lyher a pm a i j i deadline for steel and a real City improvements not Uto strikes is this week if Avorise Are charter s Aims october 1 is the new deadline for a steel strike As representatives of the United steelworkers and the nation s biggest steel makers resumed conferences sept 23 Over Thra Tion of who shall pay and How much for pensions and health and welfare benefits for the men who make steel. The resumption of conferences and the Extension of the strike deadline to toe new Date came after president Truman requested such action in a letter to the steel managements and the s letter significance was attached to the wording of the presidents letter which cited the report his fact finding Board submitted and added a my considered judgment of the excellence of the report is shared by the press and Public generally. The recommendations of the Board have been accorded widespread acclaim and approval As a statesmanlike formula for fair and equitable settlement of the disputes in the steel it went on to request further bargaining in which the parties would give a the greatest weight and Earnest consideration to the recommendations of the fact finding Board. The Board in its report filed sept. 10, recommended against a wage increase for the steelworkers but for pensions financed entirely by the steel companies and additional health and welfare benefits. The United steelworkers accepted the boards recommendations. The steel companies have refused to do is 6asis in replying to the presidents letter a Resolution adopted by the unions wage policy committee declared a the Public interest re quires and the american people have a right to expect an Early settlement on the part of the steel companies on the basis of the Board . Steel official spokesman for the Industry said it would give the a the greatest weight and Earnest a Wrid ration to the recommendations of the presidential Board. Negotiations Between the Union and the steel companies began in june when the Union asked for wage increases pension plans and health and welfare benefits amounting to 30 cents per hour per worker. The steel companies flatly said a no Quot. The presidential Board recommended benefits amounting to 10 cents per hour per worker. The steel companies say they Are willing to talk about 4 cents per hour. Ford talks still on Detroit up steady talk by negotiators of the Ford workers represented by the United Auto workers Cio and the spokesmen of the Ford motor co. Showed Little outward Progress the past week despite several night sessions but reporters hovering on the outskirts of the conference room in the hotel Sheraton thought they smelled a settlement in the offing. The Law strike deadline is sept. 29.leading Issue the leading Issue had apparel i by narrowed Down to whether the Law will obtain a fresh 10c social Security package or will have to follow suit behind the United steelworkers who Are ready to continued on Page 81 workers at planer co. Vote 187 to 33 for Union workers of the Cincinnati a planer co., in Colony expressed i their overwhelming desire to 1 join the United steelworkers in an i n lab election at the Plant sep tember 22., by voting 187 to 33 for Union affiliation. 1 this Victory lends impetus to the steelworkers organization j drive in the machine tool Industry at local to meet Chester Morgan Usa staff representative announced that All members of this new local will meet saturday october 1, to elect and install officers and committeemen. The meeting will be in the american legion Hall 6101 printers Street Madisonville at 7 men Morgan in charge of the organizing drive at this Plant was assisted by the following Plant members who served on the organizing committee and contributed largely to the Success of the election William Howe Charles Kel Lum Reuben Kelsch Frank a. Krimmer Ray Laughlin John w. Miller and l. J. Rossmann. Fine cooperation was also Given by members of local 1895, Bickford tool who now will have a brother local in the Colony. Are you registered t4i vote november 8th? if not go to the Board of elections 622 Sycamore st. % on or before monday october Khz on monday oct. 10, you May Register in w a w �-7 your regular voting place. If you have not voted within the last 2 years if you have moved or changed your name Al you Are a new voter you must Register the welfare and Progress of your Community Lemand that you vote you done to count unless you can be counted Register so lion can vote by Rollin h. Ever ii City councilman do the voters of Cincinnati want their tax dollars spent for Public improvements and services or do they want a slice of each Dollar taken out for political favors this is the most serious Issue in the City Council Campaign which w now is swinging into full heat now. Gordon Scherer gop Campaign r. Manager Ever ii is reported to have told associates he is out Quot to destroy the City charter committee Quot the coalition of business labor democrats and Independent republicans which brought Good City government to Cincinnati and has kept it Here. Every move the republicans have made in this Campaign has been designed to the end of splitting and destroying the charter group with no apparent concern about presenting a program for the welfare and Progress of the City. Their candidates Thunder about a Democrat socialists a the welfare state Quot Etc. They blast at Char ter republicans for associating with democrats and labor. Their latest device is to hurl a smear at City employees through Carl Rich with an ordinance to set up a a loyalty Board Quot for investigating these employees. It hardly is necessary to forecast such investigations would be used if under gop control in an Effort to discredit any Union people at City Hall who did not go along with the gop. Certainly the measure was not introduced with any serious idea of catching dangerous subversive agents planted among City employees for sabotage purposes. They would be the first to take loyalty pledges and would be the better concealed by this Type of false Security. The citizens should and i believe will look Back of this smoke screen for what is being concealed. Why does the gop want to a a destroy the City charter committee the answer simply is this for 25 years the City charter committee has stood Between the Republican organization and the political a a rewards which it otherwise could expect from City Hall. Even when the charter was a minority it was such an effective one As to prohibit any extensive changes. But what would happen should the gop succeed in its aim to destroy the Good government coalition there will be millions of dollars spent in the next few year on Public improvements in Cincinnati on waterworks on immense sewage disposal plants on streets traffic ways and Many other badly needed building projects to modernize the City. Will the land for these project be bought at the lowest possible Price and the contracts let on the most efficient basis under a Republican political regime or under a charter coalition regime the answer to the question is obvious. But i am going to spell i it out in no Uncertain terms in this Campaign. There was a real j estate Deal which i exposed in an investigation when our charter group took Over from the Republican majority which Carl Rich headed. I will explain that Deal s and its bearing on political Gravy in an Early article. It is essential to business an labor that the modernization of this City be pushed Forward with j determination and free from political plundering and graft. Those i who feel that a coalition of business and labor free of political domination can do this better than a political machine will find a real alive Issue in this Campaign and will get out and work for i votes one to nine for City charter committee candidates. Murray accepts extended truce pres. Philip Murray i of United steelworkers agreed to Extension of strike truce from sept. 25 to oct. L requested by pres. Truman. Representatives of big steel also agreed. Shown at meeting in Washington Are 1. To a Murray Federal mediation chief Cyrus s. Ching and . Steel pres. Benjamin Fairless. Federated pictures

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