Scranton Republican, 19 March 1928, page 3

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Scranton Republican, 19 March 1928, page 3 - MINE WORKERS' 50 LOCALS ASK THAT PROBE BE MADE...
MINE WORKERS' 50 LOCALS ASK THAT PROBE BE MADE OF UNION Detailed Inquiry Demanded Into Affairs of District and Pittston Murders Cappellini Silent on Convention Move Permanent Organization Effected With Representation From All Divisions HUDSON CONTRACT SYSTEM APPROVED BY UMPIRE WEILL Mine workers rcDresentins 50 locals of District Xo. 1 on Saturday night at a meeting in Wilkes - Barre directed that a special district con - j vention be held in this city April 16 to "investigate affairs of District ; No. 1" with particular reference to the troubles at No. 6 colliery, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Coal cpmpany, in which four men Alex Campbell, Peter Rtllly. Thomas Lillis and Frang Agati have been murdered. .n 200 Miners Attend Close to 200 miners attended, comprising comprising delegations from the Hudson Coal company. Glen Alden. Lehigh Valley. Susouphanna, Kingston Coal, Lehigh and Wilkes - Barre and several several independent companies. The organization was made permanent. William Davis, of Wilkes - Barre, was named president; Edward McCrone. of this city, secretary - treasurer, and David Jones, vice president. j Resolutions calling the convention 1 reiterated the stand of the Hudson i Coal company grievance committee recently and were passed unani - I mouslv after Secretary McGrone and Walter Harris, of Parsons, ad - : dressed the delegation. ' Rinaldo Cappellini. president of ; District 1. last night declared that j he had nothing to say in regard to i the action taken at Saturday's meet - ; ing. j McGrone and Harris stated that ; there was need for an immediate ' investigation of the affairs of the district and outlined the four salient points embodied in the convention call resolutions, namely: A thorough and sweeping investigation into the four murders alleged to have been caused bv the contract mining system system in Pittston. a thorough scrutiny scrutiny of the contractual relations of the' district officials and the coal op erators, the immediate ana com Mine Workers' Officials of the Opinion That No Precedent Is Sel By Decision Grievance No. 2035 against the contract machine mining system employed by the Hudson Coal Company Company was disposed of Saturday by Umpire Charles P.'Neill. of the Anthracite Anthracite Conciliation, in Board an opinion which sustained the contract .system of cutting coal. The decision however, officials of District 1. believe, will not establish a precedent which would tend to dispose dispose of the grievance filed in the Pittston mine case last week in the same manner. The latter grievance is in the hands of the Conciliation Board for a heardinc. ion follows: "In view of all that has !'lete elimination of fontrac tin all be?n said the Umpire must rule that the making of individual contracts such as are involved in the present case, or the giving to a single miner more than one chamber, is not. under under circumstances sui ounding the present case, a violation of anything in the existing collective agreement, nor so far as the board shows, is in the making of individual contracts. , or the giving of more than one Vhamber to an 'ndividual miner in ' with anything agreed upon fy the company ar.i the representatives or the mine workers mines which are in direct violation of work throughout the district. 1 An executive meeting was chosen to formulate a set of resolutions setting setting forth the purpose of the organi - ' zation. The committee was selected with the express purpose of giving every inspection district of District 1 representation and consists of eleven members as follows: Resolutions Adopted Frank Sober. Glen Alrten Lock! (599: John Cnvanaugh. Lftmh and Wilkes - Barre: Charles Kascliinskv. Lehigh Val - !av: John Orr. Susquehanna: Frank Mc - Oarrv. Pennn. Coal Co., Local 1 1 03 : James Gallagher, president ot the Hudson cen - eiHi irdiitr luimiiimr, i.nw, ........ in their negotiations at the Close Of Local 4505: Michael Kiii - nt, Local 1766 1916. , Adams Minch. Kingston Coal Co.: F.d - , ! ward Hogan, Lehigh Valley: and William Contracts Of the kind here re - i j. Biemian, Local 52: Scranton. Bren - ferred to can be nade without Vio - "an 'as formerly president ot District lntinn nf Hip ntrrpompnr nrnvMnH No - 1 - Tnls boliy P"""1 si" resolutions auon OI tne agreement, proudea , in Pxec,nf s,,5l0ns which vtrf read and . that in their particular terms they unanimously adopted bv the general body. I do not Violate anv Of the specific Thev embody the objective of the or - f fif iSUnf f CCUVe i ' "h " motions folio.: i agieement and if abuses develop un - iThat this body be made a perma - der such contracts as referred to in nent organization, comprising the general J the dissenting opinion of the rep resentatives of the mine workers on th? commissi:' n of 1920. the aggrieved aggrieved parties hare, in th judgment judgment of the umpire. Drotection under under the collective agreement .1 their right to carry :.ny such particular grievance to the Board of Conciliation." Conciliation." The latter contention upholus the district officials' theory that the opinion in no way continues the contract contract system under which in Pittston Pittston four slaying resulted without giving the mine . - orkers the right to protest against the system when they deem that it is being carric out in violation of the working agreement. agreement. WILL AWARdTcHOOL grievance committees of the Hudson Coal Co . Lehigh and Wilkes - Barre Coal Co., ' Lehigh Valley Coal Co.. Glen Alden Coal i Co . and all other local in District No. 1. ; 2 That the call sent out bv Hudson : Coal Co.. general grievance committee, : '. calling or a special convention on April : 16. in Scranton, be adopted and delegates ' ' in this organization be instructed to do i i all thev can to have the resolution adopt - ed bv their local union. And the financial : secretarv ot this committee be instructed ' to send' out cooies to every local In Dis trict No. 1 and ask that one copy be sent to the District officials and one to the financial secretary of this committee committee with the seal of the local union attached. attached. 3 That every delegate at the next meeting meeting have credentials from his local tin - Ion. 'The next meeting is called for Saturday nieht, March 24. at 7:30 oclork in Union Hall, Wlikes - Barrc.t 4 That this executive committee, composed composed of 11 men. work with the officers of this general body between meetings. 5 That this body approve the action ot Local Union 1703. in their stand to abolish the mnivtdual contract svstem i of which UVUIlinUiU 1V1UUU1 i share o! ail expenses incurred. . . , ... ... , ., i Hear Report Today Contracts for the building of the officers of Local 1703, United new West Scranton (32) grade ; M - m - Wc nf Amorica rnmnris - 6 That the local attending This meet - was street. will be Scranton School st school. Evnon awprded by the board. The new school is unique in construction construction and will be erected in the form of the letter "H." There will be twenty - five class rooms, an as - assembly room and recreation room. Two stories will front Eynon street, and three floors will face Hampton street in line with the contour ot the ground. sentente'deferred John Boyle, local youth, pleaded n..lU., kntAM nn.iJA. T 1 n y - t Newcomb to burglarizing a Lack awanna freight car. Sentence was deferred for two weeks. glories F. During nominating company, would not make any i James music the i in? the employes of the turbulent No. 6 colliery, Pennsylvania uoai V F. M. T. How.ey. Ir,. 231 - tn'rt Ave. Plumbing. Keatinc. Sheet 'tal Contractors. An. statement for publicity last night relative to wnat action rouia re taken at a special meeting of the local union which will be held this morning at 10 o'clock in St. Aloy - sius' hall. Pittston. The meeting is for the purpose of hearing the report report of the colliery grievance committee committee that met with the conciliation conciliation board at Hazleton on Tuesday, last. Fourteen hundred mine workers emploved at the Butler colliery of the Hillside Coal company at Du - pont. went on strike Saturday morning when company officials refused refused to discharge four miner:; that were assisting in the operation (Continued on Page Six) report, for the and successor to Brown Mr. Governor toast struck a of his during century, a study out the OPPOSE CREA TION the lack lack of "that has i great city have many such as itaria

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