Friday, November 19, 2010

Laundry Local At Union Talks

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By Robert H. Spiegel
Local 104 of the laundry workers union here sent four delegates to Milwaukee over the weekend to attend a meeting called to explore possiblities of establishing a new international union.
The laundry workers union was charged with corruption and expelled from the A.F. L.-C.I.O. in December
No Decisions
Mrs Alta Crise, Local 104 secretary-treasurer, Monday said no decisions were reached at the Milwaukee meeting.
"However, we [Local 104 leaders] intend to investigate fully the chances of joining a new organization," she said.
Mrs Crise said 20 to 25 locals from all parts of the nation were represented in Milwaukee. She said 22 locals already have reaffliated with the A.F.L.-C.I.O on an individual basis.
"The returns fo locals to the A.F.L.-C.I.O. seems to be going well," remarked Mrs Crise. "It probably will move faster as a result of the Milwaukee meeting."
Mrs Mary Little, Local 104 president; O.A. Anderson, business representative, and Mrs Dolly Gray, a member, also attended the Milwaukee meeting.
Local 104 has about 350 members, mostly in the Des Moines and Ottumwa areas.

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