This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...in the council for a referendum vote, and our organization voted in favor of that point of arbitration and the rules ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...in the council for a referendum vote, and our organization voted in favor of that point of arbitration and the rules adopted upon the same. In the meantime, during all this controversy, the organization of which I am president, the bricklayers and stone masons, in January, as per agreement, sent to the masons and builders' association of the city of Chicago, notifying them of our election of a new arbitration board for the ensuing year, telling them we were ready and willing to meet with their arbitration board and arbitrate for the coming year. We sent over a written communication to them, but received no answer. 1 went East. Coming back from the East on the 22d or 25th of January--around there--1 immediately asked the secretary of the arbitration board if he had received any communication from the masons and builders' association. He said he had not. I immediately told him to communicate over the'phone and ask them if they desired arbitration lor the coming year; if they wanted to meet with our organization. He did so, and Mr. Robinson, secretary of the masons and builders' association, who by the way is not a mason by occupation and who is secretary of their association, and who admitted that they debarred men hpm their association for not being masons--he sent word over that Mr. Coey, president of the association, was not in, but he would see him when he came in and let us know. The next morning I asked our secretary. "Have you heard from Mr. Coey?" He said no. I said, "Call him up again." Ho immediately called him up on the phone in my presence, and ho told him he had forgotten the matter, but would speak to Mr. Coey and let him know that day. So he let it go that day and heard no more about it. Four successive...Read Less
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