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Vol. XLI APRIL 1949 No. 4
ANNUAL MEMBER SHIP ME E T ING
THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, at 7:30
630 South Ashland Boulevard
ELECTION OF OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS AND DELEGATES.
Members to be entitled to vote must have dues paid for 1948.
POLLS OPEN FROM 4 TO 8 O'CLOCK
SPEAKER: Mr. Aaron Aronin, Executive Secretary
AFL Committee to Combat Intolerance
SUBJECT: Cooperation in Human Relations
Mr. Aronin will also show a film, "The Brotherhood of Man."
ANNUAL MAY PARTY
Our annual May Party will be held Friday evening, May 13, at
our Club House, 630 South Ashland Boulevard. Be sure and
save this date for our party. Tickets, including tax, 740.
EQUAL PAT BILL
A hearing was held on Tuesday afternoon, April 12, on H. B. #222,
before the Committee on Industry and Labor Relations. This bill
would abolish discrimination between sexes in the payment of wages
and require penalties for violation thereof; provide administra-
tion and enforcement of it by the Department of Labor and repeal
the present law passed July 22, 1943, which is entirely inadequate
as it stands.
Mr. R. G. Soderstrom, President of the Illinois State Federation
of Labor, Mary White, President of the Illinois State Women's
Trade Union League and Mrs. Maxine Woodruff, Legislative Represent-
ative of the Business and Professional Women of Illinois, spoke in
favor of the bill. It was opposed by the Illinois Association
of Manufacturers and they had a large number of representatives
there to testify against the bill.
The Committee, upon motion of Representative Charles Weber, voted
L I to send the bill to a sub-committee. The Chairman, Representative
SEdward C. Hunter, then appointed Representative Weber chairman of
W 2 o the sub-committee. This action by the Committee was very unfriendly,
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-.designed to kill the bill. There is now a strong move on the
part of the working women of Illinois to ask the House of Repre-
sentatives to discharge the sub-committee and bring this bill out
on the floor. Our members should contact or write their represent-
atives, requesting that they support such a move.
THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ON THE BALLOT AT THE ELECTION APRIL 21:
President, Margaret Mahr, Millinery Workers' Union No. 52
Vice-President, Clara Stegmann, Bindery Women's Union Local No. 30
Secretary, Hazel Dugan
Executive-Secretary, Beatrice Cameron, Office Employes' Interna-
tional Union No. 28
Treasurer, Mrs. A. J. Bosse, Jr., Auxiliary to Photo-Engravers'
Union Local No. 5
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
17 to be elected
Alberta Fletcher, Chicago Typographical Union Local No. 16
Eva Forgue, Chicago, Illinois and Cook County Nurses and Medical
Personnel Local No. 72
Mrs. Mollie Heck, Boot and Shoe Workers' Union Local No. 93
Anna Klibanoff, Dress Makers' Union Local No. 100, I.L.G.W.U.
Mrs. Emma Krueger, Millinery Workers' Union Local No. 52
Christine La Muth, Retail Clerks' Union Local No. 1550
Mollie Levitas, Office Employes' Int'l., Union Local No. 28
Mrs. Anna Loftus, Miscellaneous Workers' Union Local 261, I.L.G.W.U.
Mrs. Della Muesig, Belt Workers' Union Local No. 75
Viola Nowicki, White Goods Workers' Union Local No. 76, I.L.G.W.U.
Mrs. Victor A. Olander
Mrs. Victoria Sandusky, Casket Workers' Union Local No. 166
Mrs. Alice Morton Smith, Chicago Waitresses' Union Local No. 484
Genevieve Souther, Chicago Teachers' Union Local No. 1
Mrs. Steve C. Sumner
Mrs. Halena Wilson, Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters
Delegates to the Chicago Federation of Labor: Beatrice Cameron,
Hazel Dugan, Alberta Fletcher and Mollie Levitas; to the Chicago
Trades Union Label League: Mrs. A. J. Bosse, Jr., Catherine Doyle
and Mrs. Victoria Sandusky; Auditing Committee: Mrs. May Franks,
Mrs. Hattie Hayman and Mrs. Halena Wilson; three of each to be
The Annual WCFL Frolics will be held Friday and Saturday evenings,
April 22 and 23, at 8 o'clock, at the Ashland Boulevard Auditorium,
Corner South Ashland Boulevard and Van Buren Street. An unusually
good show is promised for this year, with new attractions. Those
who have attended other years know what an enjoyable evening this
program furnishes. Tickets, including tax, $1.00.