Titre: 'Seattle Workers endorse OBU' in One Big Union Bulletin, Vol. 1 No. 1, 1 May 1919, p.1-2
Auteur: One Big Union
Source: Archives of Manitoba, MG 14 A18, Winnipeg General Strike 1919, File 3
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Published by the One Big Union Provincial Executive
of Manitoba
Vol. 1, No. 1. Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 1, 1919 Prov. Sec'y [Provincial Secretary] Room 14,
Labor Temple
Seattle, April 5. - The plan of James Duncan to consolidate international
unions engaged in the same industry has been endorsed by the Seattle Labor
Council, of which he is secretary. Under this plan all the iron workers of
America would be gathered toghether in one-big-union embracing the entire metal
Locals would be preserved as at present, but the number of
internationals would be reduced to twelve, as follows; Amusument trades,
building trades, clothing and textile trades, culinary and provision trades,
marine and transport workers, metal trade, mine workers, postal and federal
office employees, printing trades, railway workers, telephone and telegraph
workers and timber workers.
The above article was culled from the "The New Age", printed in Buffalo,
N. Y. April 10th, 1919, and since then we have received a report form V. Midgley,
Secretary of the Central Committee of the O.B.U., stating that he and W. Pritchard
also of the Central Committee, visited Seattle and addressed the Central labor
body, and were accorded a splendid reception. They report that everything is
favorable for the Seattle workers joining up with the movement started in
Canada, and also report that similar word has been received from Tacoma and
they are going there to address the Central Labor Council in that city also.
We are also in receipt of letters from the Commercial Telegraphers'
General Secretary-Treasurer, whose offices are in Ottawa, asking that we supply
them with literature for their membership, who are getting ready to take the
vote of the O.B.U.
Montreal reports great activity in the direction of the O.B.U.
and the Secretary of the Marine Trades Federation states that a solid vote will
be received from the shipyard workers in the Province of Quebec.
From North Bay, Toronto, Stratford, Hamilton, and as far east as Halifax
requests are being received for literature, and they are all reporting that the
One Big Union is meeting with favor from the membership in Eastern Canada.

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