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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta WednwJoy, Jonunry )1, THI UTHMIDCE HEKALD Unions fight for control of workers at Cominco plants EC. (CP) Tlie Trail labor centre is anything tut peaceiu! these as two nva] unions light for control of 3.600 workers at Cominco Lid 's giant smelter here and to nearby Kimberley. The powerful United Steel- workers of America are to control, but a new nation-! alistically-mimted union, the Ca- nadian Union is fighting to gain control of Ihe men who work ''on the in this southeastern British Colum- bia city of 14.000. the workers with the USWA and Cominco dominates the town. I others urging them to break i its giant stacks poking up from away and join the CWU. slop a Wll on one side ol down- BDt, Kiever, president ol Lo- j town, moaat the giant smeller, C2j 430 o[ the Sleelworkers, ad- i Trail would probably not exist. mJLs lne problem Now the fight between the edification vote Irom the B.C. two unions lias split the city. Labor Relations Board. The with some men fighting to keep j beard has just finished checking i workers' cards, and a vote could be forthcoming. No steehvorker official admits it. but the fight may be for sur- vival of (he international union in B.C. WOX BATTLE Last year, workers at Kiti- B.C., broke aivay from the Steelworkers to join the CWU, which won a bitter certification battle at the Alcan smeller ihere. Another big defeat here could mean that other workers at the mines and mills would join the preach nationalise slogans are Canadian union. in league with the worst racists A defeat here, combined with in the Ku Klux Klan or the Nazi the Kitimat loss, would leave party." the Steelmakers representing 1 Following the statement, Mr less than half the 14.000 workers I Kiever said the CWU was "anti- it spoke for before the battle be- j everything, particularly the gan. Americans, as if they had a big So the Steelworkers are fight- club over U5.': ing back, with the latest battle Not surprisinaly. the CWU being (ought around the CWU's disputed Mr. Kiever's state- alleged racist policies. In a widely-distributed state- ment, called' ment. Dcug Svanson. local pres- Mr. Kievsr said "so-; dent of the CWU, said the dry 1 um'ca leaders "who had no need for this type of campaign. Aod Kent Rowley, secretary of the Council of Canadian Un- ions, and a top organizer (or tile CWU, said ft wasn't racism to 1 fight "for a free, independent, democratic Canadian union." "If that's racism, then I say he fKiever) has lost his mar- i bles." Mr. Rowley said. j "First they charged us with i being Communists, ttien witn being company unionists, now they call us Nazis. They're hav- traubJe mating up tteir minds." Both sides are predicting vic- tory in any certification vote. The Steelworkers claim the? "would win by 70 per cent right I now." j CWU organizers suggest they I wili win Ihe vote by 80 or 90 per i cent. Only one thing is fight to represent the men "on the WIT is bigger than the JSWA or the CWU. It 1737 even- tually determine the course of Canadian unionism- GOOD FOOD COSTS LESS 1 I LLAR DAYS! Bye the Sea 6-oz. net wt. tins Flaked Tuna Beans Pork Tomato Juice Jelly Powders Chocolate Puffs Bathroom Tissue libby's 14-fl. oz, tins Libby's 48-fl. 01. fins Nabob. Assorted Flavours net wt. pkgs........ Paulins 8-oz. net wt. pkgs. Zee Family Assorted Colours 4-roll 3 4 2 12 3i 2! ,00 TWINKLE WHITE, CHOCOLATE, OR GOIDIN CAKE MIXES 4 1 14-01. net wt. pkjs. for UM I J Ogilvie Quick or Regular.....44-01. net wt. box for TOWELS 9 T Art Zee asserted colours 2 roll pkg. pkgt. I TOMATO SOUP Heini 8for 1.00 Hemr Red Kicrney 14 fl. oz. fins for W 4 NABOB 1.00 Finest LIQUID DETERGENT Polmolivi Pi Men Pack) 3S-N. ct. bllt FLOUR PUNCH BREAD JAM five Rota ,29 20-lb. net wt. bog Laundry Detergent, Colgate's 5-lb. (plut IH-lb. free manufacturer's offer) MEAL TIME 20-ci. net Icof Nabob Pure Strawberry A treat for ............48-oi. net wt. tin 1 5J" 1 .29 WHOLE FRYING OR ROASTING CHICKENS Canada Grade Utility, av............... Ib, TCXJTHPASTE Ulh-abriti (50% more Giant TOILET SOAP Cashmere Bouquet. Regular Pkg. of 9 for Orange Crystals net wt. pkgs. I tA BAUd Kadana 100's pkg. prepriced 73c I C CHOCOLATE far 87c INSTANT CHOCOLATE ne( pk, 89c TURKEY DRUMSTICKS 39 COOKED HAMS Smokedr ready to serve Whole, half or quarters Ib, PORK SHOULDER ROASTS SUGAR ORANGE JUICE Yorl UflAMAHO KIDS LOVE THEM KRAFT CANADA NO.' 1 GRADE CRISP, GREEN CARAMELS CABBAGE Mild Cheddar ,rj Beef Steaketfes lb. Chuck or Round Bone Shoulder Roast Canada A B..I, Ib. 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive "College Mall" VoluM ,tfeetiv. ,n Feb. 3 324 Mayor Magrath Drive We reserve the right to limit quantities 420 6th Street South "Downtown" normal ;