Cigar Makers' Official Journal, Volumes 39-40

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The Union, 1915 - Cigar makers
Vols. 12-20 include: Cigar Maker's International Union of America. Annual financial report (title varies slightly), 1886-94. (From 1886-91 issued as a numbered section of the periodical.)
 

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Page 57 - This certifies that the cigars contained In this box have been made by a first-class workman, a member of the Cigar Makers' International Union of America, an organization opposed to inferior, rat-shop, coolie, prison, or filthy tenement house workmanship.
Page 24 - CIGARS. This certifies that the cigars contained in this box have been made by a first-class workman, a member of the Cigar Makers...
Page 21 - Our only inquiry must be whether the provision on its face seems reasonable, fair and appropriate, and whether it can fairly be believed that its natural consequences will be in the direction of betterment of public health and welfare, and, therefore, that it is one which the state for its protection and advantage may enact and enforce.
Page 22 - If there be no such designation, or if the paper making such designation be not deposited with the President of the International Union within thirty days after the death of such member, such benefits shall be paid to the widow of such deceased member; if there be no widow, then to the minor children of such deceased member, and if there be no widow and no minor children of such deceased member, then to any relatives of the deceased member who at the time of his death were dependent for support in...
Page 44 - That no part of this money shall be spent in the prosecution of any organization or individual for entering into any combination or agreement having in view the increasing of wages, shortening of hours, or bettering the conditions of labor, or for any act done in furtherance thereof not in itself unlawful...
Page 40 - ... the American Federation of Labor: The American Federation of Labor, as in the past, again declares that the question of the regulation of wages and the hours of labor should...
Page 6 - Can it be doubted that a labor organization — a voluntary association of working men — has the inherent and constitutional right to deny membership to any man who will not agree that during such membership he will not accept or retain employment in company with non-union men? Or that a union man has the constitutional right to decline proffered employment unless the employer will agree not to employ any nonunion man?
Page 44 - Wage-workers, members in good standing of the union of the trade or calling at which they are employed, who realize as a fundamental principle the necessity of unity of all their fellows employed at the same trade or calling ; •who recognize the vital, logical extension, growth, and development of all unions of all trades and callings, and who strive for the unity, federation, co-operation, fraternity, and solidarity of all organized wage-earners; who can and do subordinate self for the common...
Page 42 - We realize that it is impossible to define the exact line of demarcation where one trade or form of labor ends and another begins, and that no hard and fast rule can be devised by" which all our trade unions can be governed or can govern themselves. "We emphasize the impossibility of the establishment of hard and fast lines; but if history and experience in the labor movement count for aught we urge upon our fellow-workmen that toleration and forbearance which are proverbial of our movement; for,...
Page 6 - In 1888 the average length of life of members of the Cigarmakers' International Union was thirty-one years ; in 1890 the average had been increased to thirty-seven years; in 1900 to fortythree years ; in 1910 to forty-nine years and in 1911 to fifty years. The organization which decreased daily hours of work and increased wages had thus increased the average lives of cigarmakers by eighteen years in a period of twentythree years. These principles are further confirmed by the life statistics of the...

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