Publication: American Flint
Toledo, OH, United States
By J. W. Claspell.
At this writing things look pretty bad at the Hemingray Glass Co. Soda is getting scarce and cullet scarcer. Cullet is absolutely necessary to run one of the tanks on account of its small melting capacity. Shipping is almost at a standstill and scarcely any packing is being done. The weather and snow together are holding back the stacking, there being no sheds to stack in.
We thought we would be exempt from shutting down the five days and did work up until Saturday noon, but had to shut down until Wednesday. Some of the brothers lost two days and some two and a half days. The Monday shut-down will not be definitely settled for a few days. The company intends to appeal to Washington, whether it will do any good or not remains to be seen.
President Clark was here and with Executive Herron and conferee, Larry Carmicheal [sic] Carmichael, represented Local Union No. 23 at our conference which was held January 11. The mould makers were granted time and one-half for overtime. We also succeeded in getting Saturday afternoon off during the four summer months.
There is one new arrival, Mr. John Andrews, mould maker.
Brother Ed Jones is on the sick list.
|July 5, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;