Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 17, 1974 · Page 28
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 28

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 17, 1974
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Young Union Leaders Find Boycott Pound Effective NEW YORK CAP) -- Murray Finley doesn't seem like a man who would pick a light with Willie Farah. But he did, and president ot the won. Finley, Amalgamated Clothirfg Workers of America, doesn't appear much like the typical union leader, cither. Soft-spoken and easy-going, he is relatively young as far as labor bosses go. At 52, he is the second youngest of the AFL- CIO'S 33 vice presidents. He also is a lawyer. And in the short time that he and Jacob Sheinkman; 47, have headed the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, they have brought ------·-- leadertship to an labor movement aggressive American which often is criticized as stagnating under aging leaders. Sheinkman is secretary- treasury of the union. F i n l e y and Sheinkmar showed through a successful boycott of Farah products thai this seldom-used:labor weapon still can be an effective organizing tool. After a 21-month boycott in which sales and profits plunged, the Farah Manufacturing Co., ah El Paso, Tex.- based pantsmaker, agreed to recognize the union- Finley and Sheinkman also led the first nationwide strike against the men's clothing industry in half a century, and produced an innovative "'"- merit which demonstrated that he clothing union's tradition cf pioneering social change is not dead. Now getting under way is a boycott ot the Phillips Van Heusen Co., to back the union's effort to organize that company's shirt plants in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Joking to a reporter during last month's clothing industry strike talks, Sheinkman said that he and Finley were afraid of getting a reputation as "two mad hatters." One industry spokesman suggested that they called . the strike only "to assert their leadership." "That's baloney," snappec Sheinkmun, who, like Finley, is a lawyer. "We weren't lookln'j for a strike and tried to avoic it. But we couldn't recommem 80 cents over-three years man agement's last offer, not with today's inflation." The union sought, and won after a 10-day strike, a $1 an hour, wage increase over three years for workers who are among the lowest paid in man ufacturing. They also won fo the first time for their union a cost of living adjustment tc protect wages against inflation But perhaps more .noteworthy was the establishment unde the new contract of a network Health Maintenance Organ edical and hospital care lor ho union's 305,000 members nd their families. The contract s the first to make use of a ew. federal law encouraging onnation of such health organ- zations, and Is likely to serve .s a model tor other unions. Finley and Sheiukman say hey are trying to carry on in he tradition of the clothing un- on's first president, Sidney iillmau, who conceived of the union'OS a vehicle not only for vanning improvements in mem- )ers' working conditions but in .heir living conditions as well. The new leaders also are .etiting up retirement centers, s o c i a l service and legal programs and child day care centers to assist working mothers in the union. Finley and Sheinkman a r e posts with the union in the Mid ivest, .and.Sheinkman, who was the union's genergal counsel were elected to their presenl offices in October 1972. Neither has Worked in a clothing fat tory. "A new breed," is the \yay Finley and : Sheinknian are described by a Clothing Manufacturer's Association official who faced them acros the bargaining table last-month "They're honest, show a grea deal of integrity,' li'aVe'Cbncen for their members and, I think tor the solidity of the industry,' the official says. Van Heusen President Stanley . Gillette says .they are going i put the cjothing industry out [ business. "They're" trying to use tni ame muscle tactics to brln; s to pur knees as they did vith Farah," says Gillette. 'They accused this man of verylhing but rape and murder rid everybody rallied to believe hat was true." The clothing union's leaders lew the Farah settlement as We are net' anti-union ill'any sense d (the word but we mast oppose the union's attempt to dictate retailers and pur- more than just iclory. They another union contend that hrdugh the collective economic lower of the union, the Mexican-American workers in the "now have an instru- wield political and Southwest nent" to economic influence i n - their communities. ' T h e American · labor chasers in trying to f.orce our employes to join the union; · said Van Heusen's Gillette. Although Gillette denied ih'at the company pays less than union plants, we would not discuss wages. . He said the Amalgamated Clothing Workers tried for several years to' organize VanHeu- sen's 14 southern plants. Now, he said, the union is using the boycott to force the Van Heusen Co. employes to Join the union against their will. . "I like to point out that such' picketing-has in the past proved to 'have little effect on tha consuming, public," Gillette movement Is still the greatest vehicle for' social change'," asserts Finley. He said the campaign against Van' Heusen ; Vwon't ;be as dramatic as Farah, but it's still the same story. Working conditions are the same in Arkansas and Mississippi as in El Paso." He contends that Van, Heusen pays below union scales and imports 40 per cent of its shirts from nonunion plants in Taiwan and Hong Kong, thus treatening threateing-gains won by unions in this country. gains won by unions in this country. aid. 53/4% 6Vl% ·6 3 A% 7!/2% We have a savings program and interest rate to meet your needs. Fayetteville Savings: Loan Association Jill N. Bait AVenue. NOTES 103r4 BIRTHDAY , Moskowitz raises arms high in celebration Centenarian Loves World CHICAGO (AP) --Max Moskowitz celebrated his 103rd birthday by taking a slug :of bourbon whisky, holding, his ·rms aloft like a wnining prize fighter h« orice was and declar tog: "I love this wonderful world thaVGod created ... I've had a lot^ of pleasure here and I tell Hifti'sowbcii I pray each day." A party was thrown lor Mbs- kowitz M6riday at a nursing hofrte and he reveived a half gallon of whisky from the di rector, Al Mendelovictz. VH^drinks between two anc three--fifths a week," Mert- d*l6w!z said ."Doesn't seem to:faz«'hfm." jfajj'said he was one of three boxers^ .who fought profes sldriaHy Histoutlotft on life? "j-Silry thing else could go, he said, "but there are five things that we always will h with u s ' -- the sky, the earth the sunshine, trie sunset anc breatjh," Hurt In Wreck W.- : T. Kirkpatrick, 52, o Rojlte-2, West Fork, sufferer mjiiqr? injuries. in a two-ca the intersection o ColIegS Avenije and Dickso: Street about 3:15 p.m. Tuesdaj police said cars driven b Kirkpatrick and Carl Bo.nnel 70,: of Route 2, Elklhs, collide at-the;intersection. Kirkpatric did not require hospital trea niejit. i Henley Eligible For Parole In Eight Years SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) - Slmer Wayne Henley, has been entenced to six 99-year terms ji prison on his conviction 01 charges of slaying six of the 2' victims in the Houston mass murders case. Will Gray, chief defense at orney for the 18-year-old high chool dropout, says Henley's lonviction will be carried to the 'exas Court of Criminal Ap eals, and he predicts the guil y verdict will be overturned. Gray, one of the state's top riminal appeals lawyers, was overruled on more than 300 ob ections during the trial befor )istrict Court Judge Preston Dial. Gray also filed 59 written objections to Dial's instruction :o the jury' Dial will formally scntenc Henley on Aug. 1. The six-man six-woman jury, which ha found Henley guilty on Monday deliberated less than an hou on Tuesday before handin down the punishment. Dial" h a s ' t h e ' p o w e r only I determine i f ' t h e sentence wi run concurrently or coi secutively. Under Texas law, a perse can become eligible for paro after eight years and fou months, no matter how long tl sentence. Henley was accused of pr curing young males for ' Dea A. Corll, 33, who homosexual raped and tortured them. He ley shot Corll to death during sex and torture party at Corll apartment in the' Houston su urb of Pasadena last Aug. Purse SnalcWng t°^. Reported At Mall Mrs. Janet Baker of Fort mith told Fayetteville policet t 8 p.m. Tuesday that a young nan attempted to snatch her urse as she entered the east nor of Dillard's Department .ore in Northwest Arkansas laza. Mrs. Baker .described the outh as 19 to 20 years of age, bout five foot six inches tall nd weighing about 12S pounds. lie said he ran up to her, truck her in the ribs and :rabbed her purse. She said she hung onto the urse until the strip broke.and IB contents spilled onto the le contents silled onto the idewalk. At that point, she aid, the youth ran to the north nd of the building and dis- ppeared around the corner. She said the youth vyas vearinfi a white tee-shirt, Town pants and possibly had . mustache. Vandalism Reported Garland Smith told Fayette ville pojice Tuesday .hat a rock bad been thrown hrough a plate glass door at i new home at 2902 Strawberry Lane. He said the glass was valued at $50. Dally 9-10; Sun. Closed HANDY CAMERA BAGS Reg. tJ.88 Use as shoul- Changing and for most cam- der bag or carrying bag. eras and ao wearonback. Has lens-com- cassories. 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