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March 17, 1949, edition 1 /
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Something Doin’ In South
Rhodes Speaks For Federal
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March 12, 3:30 to 4.00 P. M., on
all CBS stations.
J. L. Rhodes, Southern Direc
tor of Organization, American
Federation of Labor, will repre
sent the American Federation of
I^tbor in the discussions, the pro
gram oriK'matinjj at Station,
WAGA, Atlanta, Ga.
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Gartersville, Ga. — Organiser
Scott Waltem of the Interna*
tional Chemical Workers Union
announced election results at the
Southern Cotton Oil Company,
Cartcrsville, where, on March 1st,
the union received a majority of
the votes cast A contract is be
ing prepared for presentation at
an early date.
New Charter For
I. F. 6. E. Local 1036
Greenville, S. C. — American
Federation of Government Em-!
ployes I-odge No. 13(5, composed |
of Federal Government workers j
in Greenville was established on ;
February 22nd, when Organizer.
Earle R. Britton of the A. F. of j
L. assisted in the installation
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CIO LOCALS II BOLT TO
AFL BAKERY WORKERS
New York City. — The much
bettered Retail, Wholesale and
Department Store Union, CIO,
lost two more locals to the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
One of the bolting locals rep
resented 2.000 workers in the
factories of the Loft Candy Co.,
Henry Heide, Inc., and several
smaller candy makers. The other
was made up of 1,200 bakers em
ployed by the Gordon (Silvercup)
Baking Co., Dugan Brothers and
Thiptwo locals have affiliated
with the Bakery and Confection- j
cry Workers international Un
ion, AFL, Leon Reich, counsel for
the Loft local, said the mem-1
bers felt that the parent union
was “disintegrating” and that
their intreset would be served
most effectively by joining the
AFL unit. A similar explana
tion was made by Patrick Rail,
business manager of the bakery
GALVIN SWORN IN NS
Washington, March 14. — Mi
chael H. Galvin, Boston attorney,
was sworn in today as Under-|
secretary of Labor.
Galvin took the oath from Fed
eral District Judge Matthew Mc
Guire in the present of cabinet
offcials and representatives of la
Absent, however, were any
representatives of the CIO. The
CIO explained that “nothing
should be read into it”—that there
simply was a conflict in appoint
The AFL was represented by
President William Green and Sec
retary-Treasurer George Meany.
John W. Gibson, CIO union
man who is Assistant Secretary
of Labor, had been suggested for
promotion to Undersecretary for
promotion to Undersecretary but
the AFL opposed the move. Gib
son has turned in his resignation
as Assistant Secretary.
AFL “VISITING PROFESSORS"
TO TELL SCHOOL UNION SIDE
Newark, N. J.—American Fed
eration of Labor officials will
serve as “visiting professors” in
a one-week educational exeperi
ment intended to give Newark
high school seinors the “unvar
nished truth about unions.”
The AFL Essex country trades
council said the project had the
support of Dr. John S. Herron,
superintendent of schools, and
other school officials, as well as
of William Green, AFL president.
The Newark labor group express
ed the - hope that the ee-xperiment
would be extended to all high
schools in this city and that it
woul be extended to all high
schools in this city and that it
would be copied throughout the
Each high school session will
start with a 20-minute eelture
by the AFL "professor,” fol
lowed by 25 minutes of open dis
Topics for discussion will in
clude “American Labor’s Strug
gle Through the Years,” “Why
Has Labor .Entered Politics?”
“Collective Bargaining.” “Causes
of Strikes,” “Labor Legislation
on State and National Levels”
and "Labor as an Asset to the
Community, State and Nation.”
The labor instructors will give
seven classes a day on each of
five days. The project will be
introduced with a talk by Mark
Starr, educational director of the
International Garment Workers
Union, at a student assembly
February 25. Another assembly
will be held March 7, at which
two union representatives and
two students will sum up the dis
cussions of the preceding week.
The Right to
H I. C. FOB SIXTH
Raleigh, March 14.—Manufac
turing employment in North
Carolina fell again last month,
for the sixth consecutive month.
From mid—January to mid
February, employment in manu
facturing industries declined 0.9
per cent, it was reported today
by C. H. Pritchard, statistician
of the State Labor department.
The laying-off of some 3,300
workers in February brought to
22,000 the number who lost jobs
in the period since August of
last year, he said. The percen
tage decline for the six months
Employment declines in Feb
ruary occured in both durable
and non durable goods industries.
Of 20 industry groups surveyed
in the preliminary report, 15
showed employment losses and
five reported gains.
Textile mills laid off about 2,000
workers during the month. Em
ployment in furniture factories
was down 1.1 per cent, with more
than 300 laid off. Tobacco fac
tories showed a 1.7 per cent de
cline, with about 250 laid off.
Employment increased 1.3 per
cent in apparel manufacturing
and 1.4 per cent in food products.
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FRAU MORRISON, LABOR
PIONEER, DIES AT A6E 89
Washington, March 14. — The
funeral of Prank Morrison, pio
neer AFL organiser and long
| tine official, were held Wednes
day (2 p. n. EST). Morrison.
80, died at his home here Satur
day. He had been ill for two
months. As secretary for 48
years, he watched the American
Federation (row from 200,00V,
members to its present 4,000,000.
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