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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, December THE LETHBBIDGE DAILY HERAtB THE NEW JEWELRY STORE IN THE ROYAL BANK BUILDING is now thoroughly equipped to turn out first class work in every branch of the trade. Your watch, clock, silver- .ware, or jewelry will have our personal attention. Sooner or later there is going to be Manufacturing Jeweler Cor. 3rd Ave, 7th St. trouble, between the Trades and Labor j Congress of Canada and the American i Federation of Labor over the question I as to whether the Canadian organiza- tion 'shall always remain a lobbyists' (association, that only to seek fav- j orable legislation for Canadian wage- I earners and not be allowed take part i in craft disputes or economic ques- j tions which concerns labor in general j in Canada. At the St. Lo.uis convention it was FEED OATS SEED OATS SEED WHEAT -BARLEY Wire or write us for quotations on car load lots delivered anywhere. Bulk or sacked., AlEeria Grain Co. Grain Exchange Calgary Post Office Box, Drawer 107 55 i decreed that organized labor in Can- jj j ada must continue to bow in submis- sion to the mandates issued from "Washington, D. C., and that gracious' permission would be granted to the Plumbers union from a Building Trades Co.uncil stand- point is unfortunate for that body and whether the strike is not a strike, the mass quitting of the members of the Plumbers union without taking into consideration the B. T. C., calls for an explanation. Too often have a few irresponsibles brought disaster to the labor movement by their gallery tac- tics which has passed for cleverness before their less gifted brother mem- bers. Happily the Building Trades Council can prevent a such like fiasco in the future and can bring the plumbers in- to line if they so choose. By the new resolution adopted at Trades and Labor Congress of Canada I the recent convention of the A. F. of i to have the exclusive privilege of politicians in the Do- minion.' L., all local unions are compelled to affiliate with the' central labor bod- ies and failing to do so after sixty The pitiable position of the. Trades days notice their charter will be can- celled.- The compulsory affiliating with the B. T. C. means complying with its rales and regulations and it would not be too much to assume the possibility of the plumbers' charter being revok- ed as the outcome of their recent ac- tions. and Labor Congress of Canada is i largely the result of its policy being controlled "in.'the past by professional labor delegates who live well and t soft; those-of the Sam Landers j tyne, nearly all of whom are active j j boosters of the A. F. of L., which nat- jurally is opposed to having its power j over Canadian aifairs taken away, i W'hat is needed is the lining up of j all _ the crafts and unskilled workers. j Get the Western Federation of Min- ;ers and the Railroad Brotherhoods af- filiated to the congress, and next year, iat Calgary, let the question of suprem- The Waddingion.- HAY GEAIN 1 Timotlay, .Alfalfa, Brome and Upland Cats, Wheat, Bran, Rolled and Chopped Grain and Potatoes always in stock. Office, Johnson Phone 42C- Rear of Dallas Phone 633 j'acy of either the congress or the At F. i of L. in matters Canadian be thorough- j ly thrashed out. j Local labor men refuse to get ex- cited about the cavortings of the ,T Builders' Exchange, and the recogni- tion of the "open shops" by that quasi-organization, adds -a dash of numor to the situation. A- casual read er of the reports given o.ut by the con- tractors concerned would imagine that 'the uplifting of