Union Engineers 1929

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to Publish at Gras Barto Aid From one blvd., ave. week of for will ave, Ridge of con of E Twenty Queens Steam Roller Operators Get Pay for 6 Years Work. A six year fight to have their scale of wages equalized with the rate provided for under the State law has been won by union steam roller engineers employed by New YorkJ City, according to an announcement today by Boro President George U. Harvey of Queens. Harvey revealed that supplementary supplementary payrolls have been received at his office with controller's checks for the payment of back wages to 20 engineers employed by the Highway Highway Bureau in that boro. The checks pay the difference in the scale of wages paid by the city and the legal rate, for the period from Jan. 1, 1923, to Jan. 1, 1929. Won From City. They are being issued at the order of the United States Supreme Court, which last June sustained the victory victory won by the union engineers in the State Supreme Court, over the opposition of the City of New York. Seventy-five Seventy-five Seventy-five engineers in the employ employ of the city are affected. It is believed that the decision will result result in a permanent equalization of pay. The present scale paid by the city is on the basis of $11.70 a day, while the State law and union standards standards provide for $12.54 a day. The difference in these scales have not changed since 1927, but from 1924 a yearly increase has been made in both rates, with the city rate, however, however, always less than the State and union per diem allowance. Await Budget Fund. The difference of 84 cents a day since Jan. 1, 1929, will be paid city steam roller engineers in another supplementary payroll as soon as the money for this purpose is provided provided for in the budget. The fight to equalize the pay rates for the city engineers was carried on by Local 184, Steam Roller and Hoist Engineers Union, through the local's delegate, Martin McConvile. Although the city opposed the increase, increase, Harvey, like several other city officials, favored an equalization of pay for the men. In June the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that city employees employees must be paid the wages prevailing prevailing in the industry at large. Today Today the 20 Queens engineers will get checks covering the difference between their regular pay and the prevailing ra,te since 1923.. Up to 1924, city steam roller operators operators got $9 a day, while those in private employ drew $10. From 1924 to the present time, the city scale has been $11.70 a day, while private wages were $12.54 a day. William J. Craven of Corona leads all the others. His check amounts to $1,525.83 back pay; James Demp-sev Demp-sev Demp-sev of Astoria gets $1,463.03 and William E. Jones of Flushing gets $1,419.72. 11 NG NEERS 1 WAGES BY COURT ORDER Photo Fort to prevent carrying adjoining were Robert Island Michael on Labor food to is said COMBS TO Mineola, Attorney today ley at the writ in behalf In-wood, Mattewan Bleakley insane custody public In indicted George his insane Kings summer there he August, when attempted assaulted Bowker with the barricaded home. of Nassau inwood ax from Kings In from rested Morse of

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle07 Sep 1929, SatPage 3

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)07 Sep 1929, SatPage 3
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