Injunction against non-union labor refused 26Apr12
TEMPORARY INJUNCTION REFUSED Application for Order Stopping Employment of Non - Union - ists Held Over Until Monday ON LABOR TEMPLE CASE Judge Insists on Hearing Cross Examination Before Giving Any Decision. The Labor Temple Comrarly, Limited, Limited, will have to wait until Monday for the Injunction which they wish to take out against the Griffiths Steel Construction Company, Limited, to re strain them from using non - union labor labor on the new Labor Temple. When the case first came tip In chambers, Juatloe Gregory Issued a temporary Injunction holding the action action over to today in order to permit the hearing of counsel for the defendant defendant company. Mr. E. P. Davis, K. C, who appeared for the Orifflths Company, claimed that be had only rece.ved the affidavit this morning and had been given no time to go into the case. He therefore therefore wished to have ths application come up In a week's time. l''or the Labor Temple, Mr. J. W. DeD. Karris asked to have the injunction injunction Issued at once. There had been an agreement entered Into between the Labor Templa and the defendants not to employ any non - union labor on the work, and th.s agreement had been violated, and further would continue to be violated according to the assurances assurances received from the Griffiths Company. Company. Mr. Justice Gregory decided to hold the case over to' Monday In order to give the defence a chance to cross - examine on the affidavits. In tha meant. me he would not grant a temporary temporary Injunction restraining the defendants defendants from keeping non - union men employed on the Job. When seen today regarding the ac - ; tlon of the court In deferring decision on the iipplicutlon for sn Injunction against the contractors on tha Labor Temple, Mr. It. P. Pettlpiece stated, that there was nothing to say or do until next Monday, when the court's decision will be banded down, and It' will then be possible for tho union to know what action to take. Meanwhile all the buildings undor course of construction in the city, the contractors Jor which have been de - i ciared unfair are held up for union l.ibor of every description, not a union man of any trade being employed thereon. The action of the bricklayers' union lust night In refusing to' work upon these Jobs, completed the chain of union protest against the inaiter builders refusing to accede to the carpenters' carpenters' demand for a wage scale of tt.SO. At a meeting of the bricklayer" union in O'Brien hall last night at which about 40 members were present, present, It was decided to suspend work on all buildings which have been declared declared unfair by the, Joint committee of the carpenters unions. The bricklayers, though not i.ffll - lateU with the Hulldlng Trades Council, Council, are entirely in sympathy with their action in backing up the demands demands of the carpenters for a wage scale of M 60 per day. Although yesterday a number of the union bricklayers refused to work on non - unhin Jobs, they did so spontaneously spontaneously and purely on their own accord, without official sanction from their union. With the decision of tha meeting last night, however, this action action is made official and, moreover, sweeping In Its effect.