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ELMORE INSURANCE & REALTY CORP.
INSURANCE Cr REAL ESTATE
OF ALL KINDS
Phone 371 N. Moin Street
BELMONT, N. C.
CLOVER SPINNING MILLS, Inc.
CLOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA
IDEAL MACHINE SHOPS, Inc.
BESSEMER CITY, N. C.
SHELBY SUPPLY COMPANY
General MIN SeypW— Herdwore
SHELBY, N. C
STANDARD FOUNDRY AND
C. S MONROE, Mgr.
CLIAN, SOFT, GREYSHON, BRASS, BRONZE AND
ALUMINUM CASTINGS MADE TO ORDER
TiltpkMW 426 Rocking hom, N. C.
W. W. Robinson
Phone 1029 Chester, S. C.
2 College Students
Bolster Fean Of
Washington.—New studies of the
Teft-Hartley law just published bp
two of the nation's lesding uni*
verity industrial relations schools
bolster American Federation of
Labor charges against that law.
Horace E. Sheldon, in a research
bulletin for the New York State
School of Industrial and Labor
Relations at Cornell University,
concludes that “the Taft-Hartley
Act ban on closed shop in industry
has failed because many employers
themselves want to continue closed
shop hiring practices."
Dale E. Good, in a bulletin for
the Institute of Labor and Indus
trial Relations at the University of,
Illinois, reports that under the ]
Taft-Hartley law "union organic-1
ing has not proceeded at the samej
pace as under the Wagner Act" and ,
"the role of government in labor
relations has been considerably en
larged and labor disputes have in
creasingly become a major concern
of the courts."
While each bulletin is an attempt
to report some of the things that
have occurred during the two years
of Taft - Hartley operations, the
cold sober conclusions almost en
tirely support the AFL’s criticisms
of the act and AFL forecasts of its
Through almost a century of bar
gaining by many of its unions, the
AFL knows that hundreds of em
ployers want the closed shop. Mr.
Sheldon’s survey was made in Buf
"There was clear indication in
Buffalo, as there has been else
where, that many sections of mad
agemnet have been genrally satis
fied with their experience with the
closed shop," he said. Much of Mr.
Sheldon’s tract reflects chagrin
over this fact and he advocates
regulation of the closed shops as
the alternative to its complete pto
hibition, since prohibition—as in
the case of alcoholic beverages —
Mr. Good’s study is a little more
comprehensive. What he calls "ten
tative” conclusions checks with
AFL experience such as:
”1. Union membership appears
not to have declined but some evi
dence indicates that as a result of
employers’ activities union organis
ing has not proceeded at the same
pace as under the Wagner Act.
“2. The national emergency pro
visions of the act have not elimi
nated strikes in industries affect
ing the national health and safety;
however, such strikes have been
"3. Cases arising out of pro
visions of the new law have been a
major concern of the National
Labor Relations Board. Due to the
nature of the charges, thj board
has acted upon a greater percent
age of charges against unions than
against employers. Almost all the
injunctions sought by the board
have been against unions. The role
of government in labor relations
has been considerably enlarged,
and labor disputes have increasing
Brown's Radio fir
404 W. Fronklin Ave.
Meal Cotters Phi
New York.—The AFL Amalga
mated Meat Cutter* and Butcherj
Workmen of North America an
nounced plana for a cooperative
apartment home for 288 families
with rents to start at 163 per
A charter for the development
was pranted by the New York
State Housing Commissioner Her
man T. Stichman to the AFL un
ion. The presentation was mad*
to Union Vice President Joseph
The project is to be known as
the Harry ■ Silver Apartments, in
memory of a deceased union
member, and will be located in the
Crown Heights section of Brook
Three 8-story semifireproof ele
vator apartment houses will be con
structed on a land area of 127,000
square feet located centrally in
Brooklyn within one-fare tone.
The development will contain 30
apartments with 5 1-2 rooms, 186
with 4 1-2 rooms, 72 with 3 1-2
rooms, with an over-all average of
4.35 rooms. The project cost is esti
maed at $2,887,000, which includes
136 garage stalls to be located be
neath the apartment buildings.
The maintenance charges will be
$53 per month for 3 1-2 rooms, $65
for 4 1-2 rooms, $75 for 6 1-2 rooms,
averaging throughout the develop
ment to $14.47 per room monthly
carrying charge. The figures do
not include gas and electricity,
which will be provided by master
metering and at a general savings
to all the cooperators. The co
operative investment necessary is
computed at $240 per room.
A report on the project was made
to Harry C. Bates, president of tho
AFL Bricklayers Union and chair
man of the AFL National Housing
"This development,” the Meat
Cutters told Mr. Bates, "is being
designed to become the leader in
progressive future housing de
velopments through the entire
state. This is further evidenced by
the fact that only 34 percent of the
surface coverage of the lots will
be occupied by building units. The
remaining 66 percent of the land
is apportioned to the finest land
scaping with recessed playgrounds
to protect the children from street
The project will be financed by
a 40-year mortgage in the amount
of $2,585,000 at 3 1-2 percent in
Jobs Outrank U. S.
Washington. — Privately em
ployed workers outnumber govern
ment workers in—of all places—
Washington, D. C.
The Labor Department’s Bu
reau of Employment Security esti
mates that on September 1, 1949,
there were 373,800 privately em
ployed workers in the District of
Columbia labor-market area, which
includes suburban areas of Mary
land and Virginia.
Public employes in federal, dis
trict and local governments num
AIRS POLITICAL PROGRAM
New York.—Radio station WFDR
operated by the International Lad
ies Garment Workers Union of the
AFL is broadcasting a 3-times-a
week program of political inter
pretation by Gus Tyler, union po
ly become a major concern of the
Trade unionists might show these
conclusions tb their Congressmen
looking for specific reasons to re
peal the Taft-Hartley law. They
cany the stamp of two great state
universities not known for any pro
REPAIR CO., Inc.
605-7-9 Franklin Ave.
GASTONIA. N. C
R. E. McLEAN
P. O. Box 1062
GASTONIA. N. C
Latin Unions Fight
Havana, Cuba.—Organised labor
in Argentine, Peru and Venezuela
are fighting repreikive actions by
the governments of those Latin
The Inter-American , Confedera
tion of Workers reports that:
1. The Argentine government has
declared a strike of sugar workers
illegal and is employing federal po
lice forces to break down the work
2. Peru has reimprisoned Arturo
Sabroso, president of the Peruvian
Confederation of Labor, and many
8. The military dictatorship of
Venezuela has subjected trade
union leaders “to continual perse
cution since the coming of power."
Many Venezuelan trade union lead
ers have fled or been deported
from their country since 1948.
The Inter-American Confedera
tion pledged its support to the Ar
gentine sugar workers and protest
ed against the methods used by the
government against them.
More than 90,000 workers went
on strike for a wage increase after
the price of sugar was doubled and
the cost of living showed a steep
The Inter-American Confedera
tion said that since the powerful
Argentine Federation of Meat
Packinghouse Workers has lined
up with the sugar workers the re
sult might me a re-alignment of
Argentine labor to regain a meas
ure of autonomy and independence
of organized labor in its relations
257 W. Main St.
GASTONIA, N. C.
Diamonds, Watches, Jewel
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tain Pens, Kodaks, Kodok
220-222 Wert Main Ave.
GASTONIA. N. C.
C. A. KANIFE, Owner
W. Main St.
DALLAS, N. C.
GILBERT ENGINEERING CO.
Statesville, N. C
HENRY RIVER MILLS, Inc.
Henry River, N. C,
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MT. GILEAD, N. C.
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