Title: Bulletin - Women's Trade Union League of Chicago
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Title: Bulletin - Women's Trade Union League of Chicago
Series Title: Bulletin - Women's Trade Union League of Chicago.
Physical Description: 46 v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Women's Trade Union League of Chicago
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Place of Publication: Chicago
Publication Date: March 1947
Frequency: monthly
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Subject: Labor unions -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago   ( lcsh )
Women -- Employment -- Illinois -- Chicago   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: V. 1-46, Apr. 1912-Nov. 1929
Numbering Peculiarities: Volume numbering irregular.
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Volume ID: VID00002
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TELEPHONE SEELEY 1526 : CHICAGO 7, ILLINOIS
Vol. XXXIX MARCH 1947 No. 2-5
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, AT 7:30
AT 630 SOUTH ASHLAND BOULEVARD
ECONOMICS FOR EVERYBODY- A slidefilm will be shown. It
aims to make the relation of
government and economics better understood and, as Mrs. Walter T.
Fisher said in inviting us to the preview, "It is simplified eco-
nomics in cartoon form." It is, so come and see it.
SCT.AL BUSINESS- Nomination of delegates to attend our National
(deferred triennial) Convention, to be held in Washington, D. C.,
May 19-22, 1947. The Call for the Convention states that never
before has there been a greater need for teamwork in building a
dynamic labor program. The women must decide:
HOW to increase their union membership;
HOW to participate effectively in the activities of their
own unions;
HOW to build up sound state and federal, social and labor
legislation;
HOW to inform the public about labor issues;
HOW to develop international understanding and
organization;
HOW the National Women's Trade Union League will take its
place in implementing the objectives of women workers.

AFTERNOON MEETING THURSDAY MARCH 13, AT 2 O'CLOCK
AT 630 SOUTH ASHLAND BOULEVARD
Because so many of our members and affiliated Auxiliary members
are not able to attend evening meetings, we will have an after-
noon meeting the day of our regular meeting and will show the
picture "ECONOMICS FOR EVERYBODY" at that meeting, too. We hope
it'will interest our Auxiliaries to want to show it at their
meetings.
We have purchased one of the films, so it will be available to
our organizations.


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IN MEMORIAM
MIARY DOYLE

Miary Doyle, a pioneer member of the Boot and Phoe Workers' Union
and a member of our League for twenty-six years, died after a
short illness February 2. She was one of our active members,
serving often as teller at elections and as one of our auditors.
Cur members will remember her at our Christmas sale, selling the
dinner tickets. She was a delegate to the Chicago Federation of
Labor and the Chicago Trades Union Label League and usually
served as a delegate to the Illinois "tate Federation of Labor
Conventions. She served her own Union and the other organiza-
tions well and she will be missed in our movement.



RESTRICTIVE ANTI-LABOR BILLS

Our members, of course, realize the seriousness of the barrage of
restrictive and anti-labor bills thus far introduced in Congress.
They are real threats to our trade union movement, aiming to out-
law a closed or union shop, prohibit national agreements on wages
and other conditions and putting many other restrictions on trade
union activities. The Portal Pay Bill has passed the House and
may pass the Senate before this reaches our members. While the
Act was intended to obviate payment of portal-to-portal suits,
the temper of the House was such that it went much further than
that.

The opposition campaign needed to defeat these anti-labor bills
means that the attention of the trade union organizations and
others has to be diverted into efforts to defeat these bills in-
stead of working to improve the Social Security Act, to raise the
minimum wage rate in the 4age and Hour Act and for other legisla-
tion. i must continue to oppose these anti-labor bills but let
us not be diverted from our legislative program, working for the
legislation needed.


DISPLACED PERSONS

Our League is represented on the new Chicago Committee on.Dis-
placed Persons, organized to secure legislation to permit 400,000
of these displaced persons to be admitted to the United States,
and this number to apply on the quotas that, due to the war, were
not filled in the years from 1940 to 1945. Of the 914,762 who
could have legally entered the country, only 15 per cent of the
total quota was used.

Two years after the war there are still 850,000 people who live
in detention camps and cannot return to their homes because they
fear oppression for religious, racial and political reasons.
They represent all religions. About 60 per cent are Roman Ca-
tholics, 20 per cent Protestants and 20 per cent Jews. More than
50 per cent are women and children and 150,000 children are below
the age of 7.

When this legislation is introduced in Congress it will need sup-
porters.


March 1947


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March 1947


NEW PROPOSAL ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF WOMEN

The National Women's Trade Union League, one of twenty-five na-
tional organizations, is supporting a new proposal on the Legal
Status of Women, a Joint Resolution introduced February 17, in
bte Senate by Senator Taft-R., Ohio, (S.J.R. 67) and in the House
by Representative Wadsworth,-R., N. Y., (H. R. 2007), supported
by the women members of Congress and which has been referred to
the Judiciary Committee in both Houses.

The purpose of this Bill is to present a practicable working pro-
gram for the elimination of unfair legal discrimination against
women on which it is hoped all who desire the removal of such dis-
criminations can unite. This Bill represents a positive program
but is not an amendment such as the Equal Rights that we have been
opposing for so many years. It is in the form of a Resolution and
contains six sections, stating that it is the declared policy of
the United States that in law and its administration, no distinc-
tions on the basis of sex shall be made except those reasonably
based on differences in physical structure, biological or social
function.

It provides for the establishment of a Commission on the Legal
Status of Womfen to be composed of nine members appointed by the
President which shall make a full and complete study, investiga-
tion and review of the economic, civil, social and political sta-
tus of women and the nature and extent of discriminations'based on
sex throughout the United States, its Territories and possessions.
Studies and investigations will be made and the Commission shall
submit to the President its final report which shall include re-
commendations for such legislation as may be necessary to cause
the laws of the United States and their administration to conform
with the policy set forth in the Bill. This report to be made
prior to March 1, 1948. The President shall transmit the report
and recommendations of the Commission to Congress, together with
his own recommendations, as to any further action by Congress
which may be necessary to cause the laws of the United States and
their administration to conform with the policy set forth in sec-
tion 1 of this Act, and when such report of the President is so
transmitted, the Commission and all authority, powers and duties
conferred upon it in this Act may terminate.

It is up to us now to get back of this proposal and .it is much
more satisfactory to be working for a positive measure than always
having to be opposing, such as we have had to do with the Equal
Rights Amendment. This will finally remove, we believe, the in-
equalities against women and at least is a constructive and safe
procedure towards that goal.

We ask our members and organizations to write to the Chairmen of
the two Judiciary Committees, Congressman Earl C. Michener, and
Senator Alexander WJiley, and the one Chicago member, Congressman
Martin Gorski, to support the Bill.


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