Coffeys Hall RR Mtg 09201897

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Coffeys Hall RR Mtg 09201897 - WILL RESIST REDI CTIOS OF WAGES. rhleaato City...
WILL RESIST REDI CTIOS OF WAGES. rhleaato City Railway Traluiaea Piss to Orajaaiae. About 200 conductors, motormen. and grip-men grip-men grip-men of the Chicago City railway held a meeting meeting late Saturday night in Coffey's hall. Sixty-Third Sixty-Third Sixty-Third and Halsted streets. The object of the meeting, as stated by the chairman, was to prepare to resist an anticipated anticipated reduction of wages when electricity Is substituted for the cable on the State street and Cottage Grove avenue lines. Some week ago Superintendent Bowen requested the em-t em-t em-t es on those lines to express their choice Me'eween working on cable cars at 23 cents an hoar or on electric cars at 21 cents an hour, stating that the question of wages was the main one to be considered in changing the motive power. At present the employes on the cable lines are paid by the trip, which. It Is stated, makes their earnings at the rate of from 27 to 30 cents an hour. According to several persons who attended the meeting Saturday night. It was the opinion opinion of all that an organization of employes of all the South Side lines should be effected. It was decided to apply to the Amalgamated Association Association of Street Railway Employes, a national national organization, for a charter for a local branch. "The Mutual Benefit Association of South Side Street Railway Employes" was suggested as the name for the local union, and will probably be adopted. Auother meeting of the street car men will be held next Saturday night, but the hour and place have not been made public

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 20 Sep 1897, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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