Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 7, 1972 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, September 7, 1972
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Plenty of clout wielded Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 7, 1912 A4 Bigger banks being unionized By Victor Riesct WASHINGTON — It is the dream of a lanky professorial- looking labor leader to unionize tens of thousands of banks throughout the land, organize their million employees and lead, the nation's most massive white-collar union. Tn this dream of Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) president Howard Coughlin. a flow of multi-colored checks, totaling billions of dollars, pour in futuristic cinematic- fashion from union treasuries into ihe unionized banks — money drawn from non-union depositories. But Coughlin and h i s colleagues are realists. They know that American labor now can influence directly and indirectly, in its central treasuries and in pension and welfare funds, almost $40 billion. Rut. to use this influence as a battering ram would first require unionizing at least several big banks which Coughlin could recommend to iellow union chiefs. That would be the big money league Now Coughlin's union has cracked the dike. It fully unionized this District's third largest bank — the National Bank of Washington which has signed up with the international's Local 2. Next move was to get word out to all AFL-CiO affiliates. Tell them to move some of their millions into the big bank with a union label. This happened on Aug 8. The labor federation's second-in- command, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Lane Kirkland, dispatched an unpublicized communique to leaders of its 13.6 million members. After reporting to them that the National Bank of Washington has been unionized, Kirkland wrote: " I would accordingly recommend that favorable consideration be given by .affiliates to the services of t h e National Bank of Washington in connection with their banking needs. Fraternally yours." Then some money has to start seeping through the cracked dikes which have kept, unions out of the American banking field for so long- Significantly, money began trickling in from none other than the AFL-CIO's. Union Label and Service Traces Dept. On Aug. 11, it mailed a $10,000 check to True Davis, National Bank of Washington president. The check was for a certificate of deposit for two years. The letter concluded that "we are pleased to further note that these funds are being deposited in your bank as a result of granting union recognition to Hie Office and Professional Employees International Union to represent bank employees. OPEIU is one of 91 affiliates of our Department. Sincerely, Edward P. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer." Thus the huge labor federation's Union Label Department, which generally worries about such matters as the label on the inside of your coat or dress, put. the union label on the union dollar. Other departments feel compelled to move in some money. A few d ays later, OPEIU Local 2 president John Cahill dispatched a letter to 34 international unions headquartered here. And to five AFL-CIO departments. Among these unions is the powerful and militant International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. It makes a fetish of the "union label" on its work. And the five AFL-CIO subdivisions include such units as the gung-ho Industrial Umon Dep f ,; the dynamic Maritime Trades Dept. Led by the Seafarers' Paul Hall; the Building and Construction Trades Dept., which now so vigorously and with stentorian oratory is Thief was too careless BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — When a thief stole Ruth Lewis' car, he shouldn't have stolen her name. too. Ten California Highway Patrol cars Monday took pail in a chase down Interstate 5 that resulted in the an-est of Gerardo Salavar, 18, and recovery of the woman's car, authorities said. Singer Announces A Liza Special and A Liza Special Special. The Liza Special Special. 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The unions, which control or can influence the deposits of billions of dollars over a two. o r three-year period, can no longer say the Office and Professional Employees have only small banks on their list of'14 with a union label. The National Bank of Washington is owned by the United Mine Workers, which has some $80 million on deposit there as of a July 1 count. Note the Cahill letter — note, too, that Brother Cahill hasn't hesitated to picket other unions in Washington when their office staffs decided to strike for more money. "Dear Sir and Brother: You were recently apprised by the AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Lane Kirkland of this local union's success in being selected as the collective bargaining representative . , . of the National Bank of Washington in this City," Cahill wrote."Traditionally one of the strongest instruments of self-protection available to the labor movement has been the patronage by its members of union-made goods and services. The National Bank of Washington is the largest bank yet organized in the U.S." Then Cahill hits home with "your support in showing that union money follows a union label will bring additional employees in other banks the benefits of collective bargaining." Thus, as the Chinese say, the first small step begins the longest journey. Coughlin and his colleagues, in effect, are saying to the rest of the labor movement, put your millions, even billions, where your mouth is. America is one of the few lands across the world where bank employees are not unionized. And money talks. Giving you a bigger dollar's worth isn't the only reason we've suddenly become America's fastest growing catalog. (X Check for yourself at our Catalog Desk—Cull 354-4311 JCPenney Kastgntc Plaza Enst Alton Open 10 n.m.-9 p.m.—Sun. 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Telegraph Want Ads CLICK! "BUTCHER SHOP" M«,I>, Our Thing ALTON'S ONLY BI-RITE FOOD STORE 222 E. 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