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 - brother-in-law, UNION MEN ACCUSE RIDDER....
brother-in-law, UNION MEN ACCUSE RIDDER. Bryan's New Treasurer Attacked and Defended in Federated Union. The discharge of an employe some months ago by Herman Ridder of Tbe Staata-Zeltung was taken yesterday at the meeting of the Central Federated Union as a ground for a violent political debate. The discharge of the employe was the result of a report or some labor trouble. A committee was sent by the union at the time to ask that the man be reinsL&ica. out was unsuccessful. . unrsw ai me meeting or tne rrentrskl FMrntAl Y-nln i v. w ...v., jcLriuaj reported that he had seen Mr. Ridder re- 1 1 v K .ll.l...t- . v , - ma TOuviiaiiuu oi me ais-charsred fmplnve n rH tk.t u- ti- had agreed to hear any plea in his be--l . iir nuur oi tne faintera, a member of the former committee, demanded that the matter be made a cam- nfllrn Imua with' th. Tnn. ........ . i t-. . e denounced Mr. Ridder and aald that he was no better aa Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee than Charles N. Haskell, whom he succeeded. He made a motion that the Democratic National Committee should be told that things would happen in the Federated iTnlon If the discharged employe of Tbe Staata-Zeltung was not re-employed. The Socialists were eager to make political capital out of this and acquiesced In the motion. They declared that Mr. Ridder was an enemy of organised labor. Protests arose all ever the halL delegates saying they dldnt want the central body to make Itself ridiculous. Delegate Becker of Typographla, No. - 7 said that " was a slander on Mr. Ridder to aay he was against organised labor. The entire Staata-Zeltung office is union from top to bottom." he said. Mr Ridder himself Induced a number of men to Join the union." w8? delegatee got up and defended Mr. Ridder, and it was then decided that coUH,.tte ahould be appointed to see Mr. Ridder this week and make a plea for the discharged employe. I3S

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 28 Sep 1908, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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