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HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN TRADE-UNIONS

Oregon, 2; Pennsylvania, 21; South Carolina, 2; South Dakota, 3; Tennessee, 7; Texas, 8; Utah, 2; Vermont, 1; Virginia, 8; Washington, 5; West Virginia, 9; Wisconsin 11; Wyoming, 1; Hawaiian Islands, 1; Canal Zone, 2. Canada — Alberta, 2; British Columbia, 2; Manitoba, 2; New Brunswick, 2; Nova Scotia, 3; Ontario, 16; Quebec, 5; Saskatchewan, 4. Total, 820.

Membership. — 20,000.


Draftsmen's Unions, International Federation of Technical Engineers, Architects and

Affiliated to the American Federation of Labor.
Organized 1918, in Washington, D. C.

Objects. — The object of this federation shall be the encouragement of friendly relations between the employer and the employee, and for the establishing of methods for the amicable adjustment of any difficulties that may arise between them, and for the advancement and improvement of the economic, moral, and social conditions of the individual members of the respective crafts that may enlist under the banner of organized labor; and to the attainment of these objects the encouragement of the formation of local unions.

Territorial jurisdiction. — United States and Canada.

Trade Jurisdiction. — Technical engineers, architects, and draftsmen.

Government. — 1. Executive council, composed of the president and five vice presidents, who shall represent the following divisions: State and municipal, industrial, architectural, Federal, and marine. "The duties of the executive council shall be to pass upon all matters of policy of the federation affecting the rights and developments of the federation and its affiliated locals," subject to review and action of convention or referendum.

2. Local unions: Subordinate to and governed by rules of the international.

3. Convention: Meets annually, elects officers and enacts legislation. Initiative, referendum, and recall.

Qualifications for membership. — "All technical engineering and architectural employees who have not the final power to hire and to fire other such employees shall be eligible to membership," with full rights and privileges. "All technical engineering and architectural employees who have the final power to hire and fire shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of membership except the right to vote or hold office."

Agreements. — None.

Benefits. — None.

Official organ. — None.

Headquarters. — American Federation of Labor Building. Washington, D. C.

Organization. — Local unions only: California, 4; District of Columbia, 1; Illinois, 1; Massachusetts, 2; New Hampshire, 1; New Jersey, 1; New York, 2; Pennsylvania, 1; Rhode Island, 1; South Carolina, 1; Virginia, 1; Washington, 1. Total, 17.

Membership. — 1,800.

Engravers' Union, International Metal

Affiliated to the American Federation of Labor.
Organized in Buffalo, N. Y., September 7, 1920.

Objects. — "To encourage a closer relationship among the various crafts within the industry to the end that the principle of mutual helpfulness shall be extended so as to embrace the workers of the entire industry."

Territorial jurisdiction. — United States.

Trade jurisdiction. — Metal engraving (except stationery and jewelry); steel and brass stamps and rolls; steel and brass embossing dies and rolls; book-binders' stamps and rolls; picture-frame dies and rolls; lace and wall-paper dies and rolls; steel and brass type; brass signs and all other branches of steel and brass engraving; routers of all steel and brass stamps, dies, hubs, and brass signs; metal stencil cutters.

Government. — 1. Executive board, composed of president, vice president, and one representative from each local union "shall have general supervision of the business of the international union and of local unions."