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FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS fir LOAN
122 W«t Fourth Stroot Phono 3-140»
CHARLOTTY, N. C.
GERRARD TIRE COMPANY
DISTRIBUTORS OF PENN TIRES
426 WmI %*th St. Tol. 5-5581
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
421 W. 8th St. Chorlotto 2, N. C.
MEATS, GROCERIES, BEER AND WINES
Doily Storo Hours: 7:00 o. m. to 10:00 p. m.
Gooryo F. Faille, Prop.
DRIVERS HEALTH PUN
CHICAGO.—A new contract,
providing a wage increase and a
noncontributory health and wel
fare program for 40,000 AFL
over-the-road truck drivers in 11
Middlewestem states, was suc
cessfully negotiated with employ
ers by the International Brother
hood of Teamsters.
Effective immediately, employ
ers of the drivers will pay $1 a
week per driver into a health and
welfare fund, to be administered
jointly by the employers and the
Details of administration and
amounts of benefits to be paid in
case of sickness and disability
were left open to further negoti
ation. But the principle of com
pany-financed health and welfare
benefits was established for the
first time. No contributions to
the fund will be made by the driv
ers themselves, out of wages.
The contract will run for 26
months. An increase of a quar-1
ter-cent per mile in the mileage i
rate paid, drivers goes into effect!
immediately, and another eighth
of a cent will be added after 14
During periods of pickup, de
livery, loading, unloading, break
down and other intervals between
running periods, the drivers are
paid an hourly rate. Under the
new contract, they will receive an
immediate raise of 8 cents an
hour,t and an additional 5 cents
after 14 months.
The Central States Drivers
Council of the International Bro
therhood of Teamsters negotiated
the new agreement for the driv
ers. Employers were represented
by the Central States Area Em
ployers Association; the Michigan
Trucking and Labor Division, Mid
west Operators Association; Mis
souri-Kansas Motor Carriers Con
ference; Santa Fe Trail Transpor
tation Co.; Steel Truckers’ Em
ployers Association; Trans-Ameri
ca Freight Lines, and the Kee
shin-Hayes Freight Lines.
Negotiations were opened in
Cleveland to bring Ohio truckers
under .the agreement, bringing the
number of states covered to 12.
CLERKS WIN RAISE.
Cleveland.—Almost 2,000 mem
; bers of the AFL Retail Clerks
Local 880 were due to get checks
in time for Christmas for retroac
tive pay under a new wage agree
ment negotiated with 100 Atlantic
A Pacific stores in northeastern
Ohio. Increases ranged as high as
|6 per week. The new contract ia
the tenth signed with A. A P. in
the Cleveland area. Since 1940
wages have been increased 150
per cent and the work-week reduc
ed 15 hours.
SEASON'S GREETINGS I
J. A. Jones
209 Wot Fourth St Telephone 4*3061
Charlotte, North Carolina
OF WIDE VARIETY
( Special Correspondence.)
Paris.—When Marshall Plan
funds arc (pent for technical as
sistance and President Truman
talks about technical assistance for
undeveloped areas of the world, the
terms seem vagie. But this item
may help to point up the meaning
of the tom.
The Paris office of the Trade
Union Advisoiy Committee to the
European Kocovery Program has
just compiled a short list of cur
rent and rece.it technical assistance
projects undir which representa
tives of Ma shall Plan countries
are receiving .rw ruction in the
Take a glance at the things on
which the United States is furnish
ing information to other countries
to help themselves and, indirectly
keep them our good customers:
West Germany—Thermal pow
ers, gas p odoction.
France — Fa.m mechanization,
hybrid seed corn study, gray iron
tive training, reclamation work,
fuel development and automotive
Italy—Hybrid w«d corn pro
Turkey—Statistical training, hy
Great Britain—Wood Masoning,
•tael echnelogiss, Madam baking
proteases, indaatrial productivity.
manufacturing nitnfpn and phos
phate: fertilizers, aettan textile,
handling of naterialk, internal
combustion engine, tailored cloth
ing and electricity suppliers.
BELVEDERE HOSIERY CO.
2701 Razzell Ferry Hoed
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