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THERE WILL BE NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN SEPTEMBER.
OUR CAMP SEASON WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SEPTEMBER AND INTO
EARLY OCTOBER AS LONG AS THE WEATHER IS NICE.
THE NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. 9
BOOK READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP -6 We plan to have an interest-
ing reading and'discussion group this fall and winter, under our
Library Committee. We will have book reviews, too, and expect to
have two of our representatives attend the Great Books Foundation
training course to lead discussions in our group. This movement
started at the University of Chicago, and they asked the aid of
the Chicago Public Library. This Foundation is a non-profit cor-
poration, so we can have the benefit of what they have to offer.
They are making a special appeal to unions and in their letter
said: "We are talking about the kind of education people can get
for themselves, not about stuff handed out in lectures at down-
town night schools and in university cloisters. We are talking
about great books which anybody can read and discuss. We think
everybody should read and talk about them because they contain
the accumulated wisdom of the world."
If you are interested to join our book group let us know now, be-
cause we want you to help select the books you would like to read
and discuss. It will be your Book Group, so come in and help to
plan it. Tell us when-you prefer-to meet.
Tear off and mail soon:
Miss Alberta Fletcher,
Women's Trade Union League of Chicago,
630 S. Ashland Blvd., Chicago 7, Ill.
I am interested to join the Book Reading and Discussion Group.
Prefer to meet
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1947 CHRISTMAS SALE
It is not too early to announce our Christmas Sale, set for
Saturday, December 6. Margaret Mahr, who has served as our suc-
cessful chairman for the past two years, has agreed to serve
again th&s year. She is asking members to begin now to put
aside articles for the Sale and to begin making aprons and other
things, so that we may have an even more successful affair this
year. This is our outstanding affair for the year and when
everyone has an opportunity to contribute in some way to this
fund raising project.
LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATION
The members of Congress might well take notice of the great de-
monstration of trade unionists, 110,000, who packed Soldier
Field on Labor Day and another 110,000 or more who could not
gain admission due to the over capacity attendance to hear
President William Green denounce the Taft-Hartley Act. Those
who voted for it can feel there is great.significance in this
demonstration, the largest ever held anywhere on Labor Day.
This they can well understand.
UNITED NATIONS WEEK
The week of September 14 to 20, 1947, has been set aside as
United Nations Week, to coincide with the opening of the General
Assembly of the United Nations on September 16, sponsored by 71
national organizations of which the National Women's Trade Union
League is one. Observing this week will emphasize the indi-
vidual's responsibility cowards UN. One way members can parti*
cipate is by signing a pledge to support the United Nations. A
supply of these sheets are at our office to be signed. Anyone
who would like to secure signatures please let us know.
WOMEN'S TRADE UNIONS IN POLAND
A report has just come to us on Women's Trade Unions in Poland.
There is a women's section, which functions on each level of
the union structure. On the economic front they see to it that
the principle of "equal pay for equal work" is abided by.
There are at present 382,000 organized women workers. At the
beginning of 1946 there were only 8,000 women in the textile in-
dustry; today the figure is 70,632.
LABOR SCHOOL FALL TERM OPENS
The fall term of the Labor School, under the auspices of the
C. F. of L., to be held in our building, will open October 6.
The class for beginners in Parliamentary Law and Public Speaking
will be held on Monday evenings and the advanced class on Wednes-
day evenings. Enrollment blanks can be secured at our office.
The fee is $3.00 for a course of ten lessons, meeting once a