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 son said: “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 It Pays To Trade With * BOGGETT LUMBER CO. 211 E. Park At*. Phono «17» 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 Hartley law. The Labor Department is pie paring a registration form for use by unions seeking to register under the law. accommodate Labor’s ever-gicw ing demands. 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 path. New delegates from several lo cal unions were, received and or dered seated. 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 ual worker. 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 l>e advisable. 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 clared. 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 riods.. THE MARCH OF LABOR ina pax MwiKif wwaim i *ft«PU6UC HEALTHS IHe liOONDATlOW UfbN WHICH fiESSTWE mppinbss of-we flBOPl£AAJDTHE MEL* fiAR6 OF THC AiATlOH. Tfl€ CARCdFlfC PUBLIC H6A«HlV1He FIRST _ WTVOFTHg SpftSMMf .1* PRl«S AT 7WE SW?T OP 1947 WERE QfiV "«*>£?*«« BawlST ®WRr<* www. n touR BEST Buy AT/Au.TlMeS iS THE UNION-MADE PRODUCT BE SURE WE NAT OR CAP YOU SUV IS ONON-MADE } LOOK fOR THIS UNION LABEL . 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 GOOD FURNITURE-LOW PRICES- EASY TERMS It's Conning Tim* All Amoricon Prtssare Omw floofctr Nothing liner—extra heavy alumi num. Clock type steam gauge. Holds aeven quart Jars lor can ning. Complete with three division pans lor cooking one meat ana 2 vegetables. See it today. *19" Cash $22.50 Os Tims BARGAINS Lamp IfCUl _ •tnflc parchment •hade*. Simitar to above. Table Lamp*. Secular f!» value Bridce Lamp. Secular «C.»S Value Macular SUM Or All I rar Mb $4.15 SMS IMS SISJS CHOICE OFTHESE WOOD BEDS Walnut, Maple or Mahogany, double or twin size. 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