The Charlotte Labor Journal
AND DIXIE FARM NEWS
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W. M. WITTER__EdiU* end Publieher
CLAUDE L. ALBEA-- Editor
CHARLOTTE, N. C„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1940
THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR
‘The American Federation of Labor has proven the
nation’s most powerful stabilizing influence, and has con
tributed more than any other organization of men to^ tne
advancement of America’s men, women and children. —L
M. Ornborn, chief executive officer A. F. of L. Union Label
“UNITED EFFORT TO HALT THE DRIFT
TOWARD NATIONAL INSOLVENCY”
IS APPEAL A. F. L EXEC. COUNCIL
MIAMI, Flo.—Americon Federation of Labor
leaders on February 6th appealed for a united effort
to halt the drift toward national insolvency."
Their statement, embodying conclusions of a
study of the seven years of the new deal, was released
here, where the A. F. L.'s governing body, the execu
tive council, wos meeting. It was not an act of the
council, but two council members, A. F. L. Vice-Pres
idents Matthew Woll, of New York, and William L.
Hutcheson, of Indianalopis, were omong the signers
of the report.
The survey found the new deal "has been an ex
periment on the lives of 125,000,(XX) Americans."
"Innovation after innovation have followed upon
each other so fast and furiously that only a trained
few could keep abreast of the changes," it said.
If, after seven years, the situation of labor, in
dustry and agriculture had materially improved, if hap
piness and progress, hope and confidence had result
ed, we could conclude that the experiment has been
But, the report contended, "we find labor torn
into warring camps. We find industry depressed and
capital on strike. We find 10,000,000 of America's
"We find youth discontented and aged discour
aged. We find not only widespread material suffer
ing, but in every walk of life we find fear for the great
intangible of America; fear for the liberties that Amer
icans hove cherished for more than a century and a
'The hour has come for Americans to recognize
the dangers that confront them and to join in an united
effort to halt the drift toward national insolvency,
industrial collapse and the extension of opportunity
for the Americans of today and tomorrow.
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UNION WAGES ADVANCE BUSINESS
PROSPERITY SAYS MAX WEINNMAN
N. Y. HANDBAG MANUFACTURER
NEW YORK, N. Y.—Max Wein
man, ladies’ handbag manufacturer of
New York City, is one of the growing
number of employers who find that
union wages scales and steady em
ployment are an advantage rather
than a deterrent to business pros
According to E. K. Titus, World
Telegram financial writer, Mr. Wein
man was not discouraged at the busi
ness outlook in the depths of the de
pression. To express his optimism,
lie established a factory to manufac
ture ladies’ handbags in 1932, and to
indicate his belief in the advantage of
high wages he signed an agreement
with an A. F. of L. union providing
for the union pay scale, hours and
Now, in his eighth year of opera
tion, Mr. Weinman’s plant turns out
more than 2,000,000 ladies’ hanHtiag.
annually, each retailing for exactly
one dollar. He has recently increased
the space occupied by his plant and
regards the future with optimism.
Interviewed by Mr. Titus as to his
satisfactory relations with the A. F.
of L. union, Mr. Weinman said they
were partly the result of his success
in providing 62 weeks of work a year
for a large number of workers. Em
ployes of many of the other compa
nies in the same business are subject
to more frequent layoffs for sea
sonal and other causes.
According to Mr. Titus, the 62
weeks of operation in the Weinman
plant “have been made possible by
careful study of the market for dif
ferent types of bags in various parts
of the country at different seasons.
It has been found that while certain
distributors desire to have their mer
chandise delivered just before they
expect to dispose of it, others, in
cluding many chain stores and mail
order houses, want it considerably in
advance of the season.
Production schedules are worked
out with a view to adapting to peak
demands from various sources in a
way that will make 62 weeks of work
and reduce layoffs of part of the
working force to the minimum.
“The continuous operation serves
also to reduce production costs through
keeping down the overhead cost per
bag.” . „
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A. F. of L. Reaffirms
To Vote For Friends
MIAMI, Fla.—The Executive Council
of the American Federation of Labor,
at its mid-winter session here, re
affirming the Federation’s non-parti
san political policy, declared that the
A. F. of L. «in 1940 will not give a
blanket endorsement to any political
party and urged that both major
parties nominate candidates who are
'‘friendly and sympathetic to the prob
lems of the working men and women
of the nation.”
The Council said that no presi
dential candidate opposed to organized
labor can win the election and warned
that candidates for public office who
seek and accept the support of the
C. I. 0. are doomed to certain defeat.
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Through surveys it has been found
that more than 60 per cent of all
passenger-oar driving in the United
lutes is for business purposes.
Gets Decision By
. A report of a N atonal Labor Rela
tion Board trial examiner filed Fri
day rales with the Great Southern
Tracking Co., in controversial strike
issues, and recommends that reinstate
ment and back pay be denied the 40
drivers who left their jobs here and
in High Point on Sept. 6.
A copy of the report was received
here Feb. 11 by Whiteford S. Blake
ney, attorney for the tracking com
pany, who revealed its contents.
The local union of the International <
Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauf
feurs, Stalbemen and Helpers, in
their charges filed before the NLRB,
alleged that,the company had failed
and refused to engage in collective
bargaining with the union, and that
this constituted an unfair legal prac
tice, thus preventing the w>mp»ny
from replacing thes trikers with new
Nevertheless, Mr. Powell reported
that the officials and supervisory em
ployes of the Great Southern Co. had,
several months ago, made speeches
and remarks antagonistic to the inter
ests of the union and intended to
coerce the employes. Because of these
speeches, he recommended that the
striking drivers be placed on a pref
erential list and that they be given
employment as future vacancies occur.
The National Labor Relations
Board has the authority to reverse its
Just when the matter will go be
fore the NLRB for a final solution
was not known here. Mr. Blakeney,
however, said the company would ob
ject to the preferential list provision.
Founder Of A & P
Honored This Week
By All A&P Stores
The founder of the Greet Atlantic
and 4 Pacific Tea Co., George Hunt*
ington Hartford, who created the
modern retailing method of direct
buying and straight-line, mama die*
tribution, will be honored by all AAP
stores during Founder’s Week, Feb.
12-19, M. A. Hogewood announced
Retailing principles established by
Mr. Hartford when he opened the
first red-fronted A&P store in 1859,
Mr. Hogewood pointed out, are used
today by countless chain and inde
pendent merchants as the means of
providing greater savings to con
“A young man from Maine, Mr.
Hartford entered the retailing field
in New York City, where he was im
pressed by the prevailing high price
of tea,” he said. “He believed that
by purchasing tea direct, eliminating
the many handling charges and mid
dlemen’s profits and retailing through
his own store, he could materially re
duce the price from the prevailing
scale of $1 and more per pound.
“Mr. Hartford’s first store, located
on Vesey Street in lower New York,
offered its customer savings on their
tea purchases, and was an immediate
success. Applying the same prin
ciples of direct buying and quick turn
over of large volume at small profit,
he opened additional units and added
other groceries to his stock”
The union is expected to make a fur
ther fight for reinstatement and pay
ment of back wages.—Charlotte News,
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