Forward in Racine, Wisconsin
13 Oct 1933

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13 Oct 1933

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Forward (Newspaper) - October 13, 1933, Racine, WisconsinDevoted to the Best interest of Racine s people what shall we name this paper. Send in your suggestion. You May win the prize. Details of the contest on Page two. The name of this paper must convey the thought or tact that it is in sympathy with the working class. Official Organ of the Racine workers committee vol. I. No. 1 Racine Wisconsin Friday october 13, 1933 Price 3 cents labor trouble which has been occurring in the Eastern Industrial centers and mining districts for the past few weeks spread to Racine this week when employees of the Young Radiator company found the doors of that factory locked As they reported for work Mon Day morning. Employees of the company have been engaged in a strenuous organizing Campaign for weeks in spite of the fact that eight Njmen were discharged by the company Early in August allegedly for Union activities. The Union e. J. Ross issues statement e. J. Rocs vice president of the United automobile workers Federal labor Union in if following statement the Racine workers seem to be very Well pleased with the course events have taken. The morale is High and the men feel that with the support of the unemployed workers in the City the support of manufacturers merchants and professional men there is no pos sible doubt As to the out come. A committee has approached or. Young with a statement of the demands. Or. Young will consider the matter and a further con Ference will be held to try to effect a conciliation. The police department is to be highly complimented for the the needy sick hospitals empty by Frank Luhn member special Relief committee much commotion has been aroused since the Federal re Lief administrator announced that no Federal funds Are Avail Able for medical attention dental work and Hospital cases. Consequently the local Relief officials have discontinued medical and Hospital care. This is a mistake on the part of those administering Relief As in the rules and regulations governing Relief handed Down by Harry s. Hopkins Federal Relief administrator he specifically states that medical at Tention dental care and Hospi Tal cases must be taken care of if the Community expects fed eral Aid but this expense must be born by the Community. The workers committee is anxious to see that the local Lur Pic administration of Relief live up to these instructions. Difficulty hag been encountered and in some cases it has Ben impossible to get proper Hospital care for maternity cases. It seems that some Don t realize protested this action officially weeks ago but since no action was taken the men were plan Ning to take further Steps when they were faced with the lock out. Now the men declare they will not return to work until these eight men Are rehired and a slight increase n pay is granted. As a result of Union activities previous to the lock out i 04 out of the i 60 men employed at the Young Plant were signed up in the Union. Since monday morn ing 50 men have joined the Union. Picket lines formed of the Plant was begun Early monday and has continued up to he Lime of this writing. A. New form of picketing introduced in suit of the Racine county workers commit tee with a membership of More than voted to sup port the Young employees and immediately volunteered to j serve on the picket lines. Daily the number of men participating has grown until now there Are hundreds on duty Day and night. This sight of unemployed men pledging them selves not to Scab on the Job and enforcing their Promise by picketing has encouraged All Racine workers. Besides Aid _ a d r1 a i w. C. Is furnishing speakers for the two daily meetings held in the Vicinity of the Plant. Another feature of the lock out has been the orderliness with Whit h it has been conducted. There has been Only one exception to this i wednesday morning taxi cabs i began to bring Somr men into the Plant through a rear in trance. One of the taxi driven drove his a through the of the pickets in such reckless manner that two of the men barely escaped being struck. This notion was brought to the attention of the cab company and they agreed not to Send any More cabs to the Young Plant. The police officers on duty have expressed themselves a tiring Well

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