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APPRENTICE TRAINING UP
III CONSTRUCTION TRADES
Detroit. — Building? trades un
ions and contractors are expand
ing apprenticeship programs in
the construction industry, accord
ing to William F. Patterson, Di
rector, Apprentice-Training Serv
ice, U. S. Department of Labor.
At the end of May thera were
51,513 contractors ^Participating
in registered apprenticeship pro
grams' in the building trades
throughout the country. Patter
“Apprenticeship in the con
struction industry has expanded
regularly, even during the winter
months when there is a seasonal
drop off in new building. Con
tractors and unions, who jointly
set up and. administer apprentice
ship programs in the building
trades, are wisely preparing for
the time when construction will
reach its peak and more appren
tices must be hired and trained.”
CENTRAL LABOR UNION
DISCUSSES LABOR LAWS
(Continued From Pace 1)
territory were made at the meet
ing this week. President Albea
appointed a new laws committee
and instructed the committee to
have a report at the meeting next
week. Plans were discussed and
the building committee was in
structed to keep on searching for
a suitable location for a new La
bor Temple, sufficiently large to
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seasonal jobs may boost
EMPLOYMENT OVER 60,000,000
Washington, D. G.—Government
experts, predicted seasonal open
ings in farming, canning and oth
er industries will boost United
States employment even beyond
the current 60,000.000 peak. The
new jobs may open up in August,
September and October,
Ewan Clague, Commission! of
Labor Statistics, said previous
“soft spots” in construction and
other fields have stiffened. The
employment picture is rosy, he
said, adding: “There is no evi
dence we are going ever the cliff.”
UNION REGISTRATION UNIT
ORGANIZED IN LABOR DEFT.
Washing*.c*i, D. C.—Secretary
of Labor Schwellenbach estab
lished the Office for the Regis
tration cf Labor Organizations
within the Labor Department to
handle the filing of financial and
organizational reports. by labor
unions as required under the Taft
The Labor Department is pie
paring a registration form for
use by unions seeking to register
under the law.
accommodate Labor’s ever-gicw
Many familiar faces of by-gone
days were present Thursday night
to spur the Central Labor Union
meetings into greater action dur
ing the time when Labor is dedi
cating itself with renewed vigor
to push forward by way of doing
away with many obstacles in its
New delegates from several lo
cal unions were, received and or
STATE UNITS CHECKOFF
TO VOLUNTARY CASES
Lansing, Mich.—The Michigan
Attorney General's office issued
a ruling that the checkoff of Ain
ion dues and initiation fees was
illegal unless authorization is giv- >
en to the company by the individ
The ruling was based on a 1941
state law and reverses the posi
tion taken by the State Depart
ment of Labor and Industry.
“There is nothing in the Mich
igan statutes requiring the au
thorization to be in writin,” the
opinion stated, but it was added
that written authorization would
Peter A. Brady, Deputy Attor
ney General, said that employ
ers wouM be guilty "of a misde
meanor if they deducted union
lines “without the full and free
consent” of a worker. Member
ship in a union which has con
tacted for the checkoff was not
■ufficient authorization, he de
ILLEGAL CHILD LABOR
Washington, D. C.—The num
ber . of minors under 18 employed
'n violation of the child-labor pro
visions of the federal Fair Labor
Standards Act 'in establishments
:nspected increased 15 per cent
during the last 6 months of 1946,
compared with the last 6 months
of 1945, according to the U. S.
Department of Labor.
This increase in violations oc
curred in spite of a 57 per cent
reduction in total number of mi
nors employed in inspected estab
lishments during the same pe
THE MARCH OF LABOR
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BOILER MAKERS HOLD EOUCATIOIML PARLEY
Chicago.—President Charles J.
MacGowan presided at the “edu
cation and organization” confer
ence of the Boiler Makers, Iron
Shipbuilders and Helpers of
America held here.
Nearly 750 delegates from the
Boiler Maker’s lodges all over the
United States gathered to discuss
problems faced by the union.
Dr. William M. Leisersmn, la
bor relations authority, and Cliff
Langsdale, general counsel for [
the Boiler Makers, analyzul the
Taft-Hartley law and d'seussed
pratica! methods of conducting the
union's business under it.
Following the general meeting
the delegates to the conference
split up into small groups to dis
cuss matters related to the various
branches of industry in which the
union has representation. These
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WOMEN IN liBOR FORGE UP
Washington, D. C.—The number
of women in the labor force in
creased over 1,000,000 between
May and June, according to a
report issued by the Labor De
The woman labor force totaled
18,150,000. the . highest level
reached since the end of June,
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