THE CHARLOTTE LABOR* JOURNAL
and dixie farm news
Published at Charlotte, North Caroline_
OLDEST LABOR PUBLICATION IN THE TWO CABOUNA8
H. A. Stalls, Editor and Publieher
H. A. Stalls
W. M. Witter. Associate Editor
. Editor and Publisher
Entered as second-class mail matter September 11, 1981i at the
iPoct Office at Charlotte, N. C, under the Act of Congress of
March 3. 1879. _
Oldest Bona Fide AFL Nev spapCr in North Caro!ina, consistently
•erring the American Federation of Labor and its memfieni ■**
was founded Msy 12, 1931, Approved by the American Federst on
«f Labor in 1931.
Endorsed by Charlotte Typographical Union, Number S38, An. Af*
Oil.,. of Charlotte Central Labor Union and the North Carolina Fed
News 8onrices: American Federat on of Labor. U._S. North
Carolina Deportment* of Libor, rad Southern lebor Pree* Awoci
‘'LET THE SUNLIGHT
SHINE IN DARK PLACES**
SOUTHERN LABOR PRESS ASSOCIATION
MEMBER SOUTHERN LABOR PRESS ASSOCIATION
AFL OFFERS STRONG LABOR PACl
The American Federation of Labor offered proposals to
strengthen the draft constitution of the new international
trade union organization to make it the most powerful world
labor body ever established.
The changes favored by the AFL, to be considered at the
London organization meeting beginning in London Novem
ber 28, would:
1. Proclaim the right of all peoples to full national free
dom and self-government and demand that conditions be
created for the realization of this right at the earliest pos
sible moment wherever it is not yet enjoyed.
2. Establish a powerful and effective international organ
ization of free trade unions whose policies and activities are
decided by their freely constituted organizations and not
determined in any manner by any external forces such as
governments, employers or political parties.
8. Seek universal recognition and application of the rights
of free trade union organization and unfettered collective
4. Encourage development of the resources of all coun
tries and particularly of under-developed countries and the
still non-self-governing territories.
8. Support a world-system of collective security and,
pending attainment, support all measures necessary for as
suring the defense of world democracy and the freedom of
nations against totalitarian aggression, and particularly re
gional agreements as are provided by the Charter of the
These are the principal changes submitted by AFL Presi
dent William Green in a letter to the preparatory commis
sion on the establishment of the new world labor organi
AFL Secretary-Treasurer George Meany pointed out that
the proposals are subject to compromise and negotiation at
the London meetings. He said the AFL reserved the right
to discuss all of the constitutional, provisions and suggest
The AFL changes would pledge the “International Feder
ation of Free Trades Unions” to “champion the cause o •
human freedom, oppose totalitarianism in any form, tend
ency or shape, and combat directly or indirectly totalitarian
aggression; pledge solidarity with and support to ail work
ing people deprived of their rights as workers and human
beings by totalitarian oppressive regimes."
The AFL said it is especially interested in the regional
machinery proposed by the constitution.
The new international of free trade unions will be gov
erned by a congress that will npet every two years; a gen
eipl council which will meet in the year between the ses
sions of the congress, and an executive board which shall
meet not less tjian three times a year.
]fir. Green and Mr. Meany headed the AFL delegation
picked to attend the London organization meeting. The
party included eight members, a majority, of the AFL ex
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With ttarir backs to the flsh-infested St Johns river these two old
members «f the Loyal Order of Moose are acting as an advisory board
tonoAnalj an a new building being constructed with money supplied
by TK.Wn tnsvrlrwt fraternal brothers who are providing cost-free
homes hr several hundred aging Moose and their wives.
Jobas river. ThU
■Q others at Mooeehaven, taces the beautiful
le live free from the usual restrictions found
a fed. they ere even paid for their eervk
by the Loyal Order
IN ION HELPS STOKE
NEW YORK —Local 9 of the
Retail Clerks International Asso>
riation of the AFL won 44800 new
accounts for the John W ana maker
department stores through a un
cation of the AFL won 44,300 new
and promotion campaign in two
Local President Pan] R. M ling
announced a second phese of the
novel union-management project
by increasing the appropriation
for the campaign to $27,000 and
concentrating on bringing more
high school and college business
info the four Waaamafcer stores.
Mr. Milling said that the Wan
amaker company has made avail
able to the union two of its dis
| play windows fcnd space for a
| union-established library of book*
' on labor-management subjects
FEED ’EM APPLES
ment of Agriculture reported that
applee will be plentiful in Novem
ber and should be an economical
addition to workers’ lunches, or
they nay be' used in a variety of
ways in borne meals.
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HAVE THEY CAUGHT THE SECRET
OF AMERICA’S GREATNESS?
Yes, each one is right
about the U. S. Way...
but only partly right at best!
D id you ever stop to think that there
never has been—and probably never will be—
another country just like America, or as strong
as America? And have you ever noticed that—
even here—there is seldom agreement as to why
America is strong? What is the answer?
The answer seems to be that no one quality ever
completely describes or defines America. We’re
strong because we enjoy the most unique com
bination of qualities that keep a nation strong and
productive of any country on earth.
But we have only just begun. We still have our
faults which we’ll have to correct. We still have
sharp ups and downs in prices and jobs. Yet our
system has brought more benefits to more people
than any other system ever devised.
We can overcome these faults, go on to greater
heights—if we all pull together to produce more
and more for every hour we work. Teamwork to
produce better has usually brought us higher
wages, shorter hours, better quality and more
happiness for everyone.
The U. S. Way can mean a better way of life for
all of us. Guard it—improve it. It’s your future.
THE BETTER WE PRODUCE
THE BETTER WE UVE
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PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
if the Advertising Council by
Executive Director, Twentieth Century Fund
Economist, American Federation of Labor
PAUL C. HOFFMAN
Formerly President, Studebaker Corp.
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