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CHAKLUTTE, N. C„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1940
ATLANTA LABOR MEETING OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
The labor meeting in Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday is one
oi great importance not only to the worxers but the entire citizen
ship of the South, as it is a gathering composed of the cream of
our citizenship—men versed in both professions and trade crafts
being brought together in one of the largest gatherings ever held
in mis section of the country unuer tne auspices of the A. t\ of L.
to discuss and solve problems, and to formulate a system for bet
ter organization of tne woraers and a more morough understand
ing between tnem ana tneir employers. William Green is sched
uled lor an address saturuuy evening, which will be a national
urujaacast from i :3U to »:uu o cioca, central standard time. There
are many dignitaries on tne program, both civic, executive and
men mgn in me ranas of labor, r his even maras the beginning
ui me aoum of an organizing campaign by tne a. t\ of la. that
wm oe pushed with vigor, ana win doubtless add thousands upon
uiousanus to the already large memoersnip existing at present,
inis campaign win ue conducted by tne soutnern omce, headed
uy ueorge L>. Gouge, in Atlanta, and win oe pusued to iruition by
Ule elate reuerauon, Central caoor unions auu tne locals of ail
, miniated crafts.
I'KLs. MOOKL SAfS CENTRAL BODY
IS f tNCTlOJNlNli "UAltHUIJM 1UllSLY”
J. A. Moore, newly elected president of Central body gave out
the loliowing statement Saturday to tne press regarding an*
nouncement made of the teamsters and Cnautieurs witholding
their per capita tax until ' things got to running more smoothly”
in Central Labor Union:
' Only one incident has occurred recently that would possibly
cause any dissesnsion,” said Mr. tuoore, “ano that was the suspen
sion 01 tne Charlotte Typographical union, which was ordered by
me American federation 01 Labor and was, therefore, mandatory
upon the local Central Labor union to fulfill. \
"it is not necessary lor me to say that the Charlotte Central
Labor union exceedingly regretted to see the suspension of the
printers," Mr. Moore aeciared. ”We had honored that organiza
tion witn two of the highest offices within our power to confer,
' * muse 01 presiuent and vice-president having been held by Henry
a. stalls and W. JML. Witter, respectively, 01 tne printers’ union,
we sun regard them highly anu look forward to the time when
our printer lnends may again be in our fold.”
EMPLOYER AND CJ.O. AMENDMENTS
TO LABOR RELATIONS ACT ARE OP
POSED BY A. F. OF L. SAYS WM. GREEN
Vigorous opposition to the amend
ments to the National Labor Rela
tions Act proposed by the C. I. O.
and employers’ associations was ex
pressed by President William Green,
of the American Federaiton of Labor
in a recent address before the Satur
day Discussions Committee of the Na
Ci’ty*1 Repub,ican c,ub of New York
After criticizing the National La
bor Relations Board for its malad
ministration of the National Labor Re
lations Act and explaining the con
structive amendments to the act pro
posed by the A. F. of L., Mr. Green
“Now, I want to make clear the po
sition taken by the American Feder
ation of Labor with regard to certain
amendments proposed and sponsored
by some employers’ associations. We
are against them. We will oppose
them with our full strength. And this
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Meets - Donates To
The Typographical Auxiliary met
Monday night with Mrs. Robt. white,
1512 High street. The card party
held recently, given at the Sally
Sothern, netted a neat sum for the
W. I. A. week of the Auxiliary. The
ladies donated $6 to the skating area
project being sponsored by Central
is our reason—the purpose of such
amendments is to weaken and destroy
the fundamental principles of the act.
The American Federation of Labor
believes whole-heartedly in the funda
mental principles of the National La
bor Relations Act and will do all that
lies within its power to protect and
“For similar reasons we oppose the
amendments belatedly suggested by
the C. I. 0. Perhaps you will remem
ber that only a year ago the represen
tatives of the C. I. 0. stormed the
Capitol and bombarded the press with
hysterical statements to the effect that
the Wagner Act was sacred and its
administration perfect and that any
attempt ot amend the law was a foul
and dastardly plot against the work
ers. Well, today they are asking for
amendments, too. And what amend
“Let us take a brief look at them.
“The first would provide jail sen
tences for employers found guilty by
the Labor Board of violating the act.
We are against this amendment be
cause we feel it is contrary to the
spirit of the act. It was never the
purpose or the intent of the National
Labor Relations Act to promote class
hatreds and strife. Its object was to
bring about industrial peace. We do
not think putting employers in jail
will promote industrial peace or pros
perny. un me contrary, sucn an
amendment would be more likely to
create fear and apprehension and thus
throtle business expansion. Further
more, the whole procedure would be
obnoxious in criminal cases.
“Now, I have never sympathized
with the charge that the Labor Board
is a prosecutor, judge and jury rolled
into one and its procedure therefore
un-American. The Federal Trade
Commission follows the same proce
dure, and we hear no complaints
about it. That jis because it operates
in a judicial way as a fact-finding
body. The Labor Board should func
tion in the same manner. It is no
more than a fact-finding body, and it
has no punitive powers under the law.
The chief reason why the Labor
Board has forfeited public confidence
is because it has failed to conduct it
self in a judicial way.
But, obviously, no matter how com
pletely the Labor Board is reformed
in personnel and attitude, its present
procedure would be impossible in
criminal cases. If some of the party
comrades in the C. I. 0. could get this
amendment adopted they surely would
have something to write home about<—
to Moscow, I mean. Because if the
Labor Board had the power to send
people to jail, even Messrs. Stalin and
and Hitler would look upon such an
agency with envy.
“The second major C. I. O. amend
ment would require the Labor Board
to fixe an industrial collective bar
gaining unit in all cases, regardless of
the wishes o fthe workers. In my
opinion, this amendment is just as
unreasonable as the other one and has
just as little chance of ever being
“In fact, when one analyzes the C.
I. O. program of amendments the
thought inevitably occurs that they
were not seriously proposed. Instead,
it becomes obvious that heir sole pur
pose is to create confusion in order to
prevetn those who honestly were in
terested in constructive amendments,
which would strengthen the law and
make it an instrument of justice
rather than favoritsim, from achiev
ing their purpose.”
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Under and by virtue of the power and au
thority contained in that certain deed of truat
eexcuted and delivered by Hn. Montrose D.
Phifer, widow, to the undersigned as Trustee,
dated the 18th day of June. 1929, and recorded
in the public register of Mecklenburg County,
North Carolina, in Book 752 at Page 52. and
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