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a t . least the Cenmin Bermuda. submarines inaugurated has sunk submarines h e the U-hoat was of a has war is yet. by other 1). MACHINISTS NOT TO STRIKE. The discussion thai has been in progress for four weeks for an in crease in wages for the jJaiuilloii Machinist^ union i-e,ielic; no conclusion and at the request of the union Charles T. Nicholson of Washington, I). C., a member of Die ernl executive hoard of the Industrial association came lo Hamilto Saturday and met with ' tbe lo;n! union, The shops where the machinist.? have asked for an inereirse in wages arc Long Allslatler, Ilnmill'ii Machine Tool Co., llooven, Owens Roulselilor, and the Columbia Ma-! chine .Tool Co. 'Mr. Nicholson today called on the shops w'here more pay was asked nn effort to secure an advance ii wages. The machinists are asking 10 cents an hour increase over present pay. bj by 'Before starting out lo interview tin; four shop.,, above named .Mr. Nicholson called at the Journal office and juadu Hie sialenicnl: "THEM WILL BE NO IN HAMILTON MACHINE .SHOPS IT IS .THE WISH OF THE IN N AT IONAL ASSOCI AT 1 ON MACHINISTS TO SHOW PUBLIC AT ..LARGK THAT Till-; MACHINISTS AKE 100 PER, iVMBRICAXS. Jt is a fact t h a t machine shops of Hamilton are paying from 30 to 40 cents an hour money t h a n paid iu other .shojjs, some w i t h i n a radius within miles of Hamilton. "Tho demand being- made by machinists nt (his time, arc just in respect. In (act \ve are not asking Tor a closed shop agrccnitul anil neither do we ask for a signed ment. All Uiat is asKcd for is a jjeii- llemairs agreement. We ivniil to oo- opcrnlc will) ihe employers in geltiii!; out 100 per cent production to sup- 10rt tlie buys over there. "The war labor board lias adopted ]wlicy approved by the president f the United Slates governing litions of inbor and nil that is asked is that employers show some respect for (heir ruling ami not alfo- gether measure Iheir patriotism from Hie point of profit. "IT IS NOT MY INTENTION niSTURI! THUS C O M M U N AND STOP TITO WHEELS OF INDUSTRY BY CALLING A STRIKE. From the fact t h a t we can't see wisdom of placing men on the picke! line at :fS a week when we can (hem in shops at $50 a week. If employers d o n ' t see fit lo pay reasonable increase of 11) cents nn hour, I fee) it my duly to fake 500 skilled mechanics out of (he cily and place (hem on jobs doing government work at SO cents an hour. I now have calls for as high as men in one shop and 1500 in anoihe it the same time. I have jobs fo; every ( llami!lon man who es it -T the cily of Dayton, at 70 lo 7; cenls an hour. "Tlie government has set a standard of T 1-2 lo 75 cents an hour for mechanics in Ihc ship building and the same rale of pay for railroad mechanics over ' the country. Tl»; sovernmeiil has provided that'a standard of living be maintained and we ask each employer to maintain this standard of living with the small in- rease in order to meet Ihc high cost of " ' "Since coining fo this city my at- ention has ),e c n called lo the fact hat tlie simp workers have been mo^t oyal and have been 100 per ccnl \mcricans in contributing lo all funds when called upon lo make Ihe, world site for democracy." t of o

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  1. Butler County Democrat,
  2. 06 Jun 1918, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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