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also be included in the same exception. The employees thereon to te excluded, as above, when employed on such work only.

Twentieth. When any employee absents himself from his work for a period of two days, unless through sickness or by first having notified the mine manager and obtained his consent, he may be discharged.

Twenty-first. (a) Except at the basing point, Danville, the differential for machine mining throughout the State of Illinois shall be 7 cents per ton less than the pick-mining rate. It being understood and agreed that the machine-mining rate shall include the snubbing of coal either by powder or wedge and sledge, as conditions may warrant, where chain machine is used; but it is understood that this condition shall not only apply where two men have and work in one place only in the same shift, except at the option of the miner; and it shall also be optional with the miner which system of snubbing shall be followed. The division of the machine-mining rate shall be fixed in joint subdistrict meetings.

(6) The established rates on shearing machines and air or electric drills as now existing shall remain unchanged during the ensuing year.

Twenty-second. Any underground employee not on hand so as to go down to his work before the hour for commencing work, shall not be entitled to go below, except at the convenience of the company. When an employee is sick or injured, he shall be given a cage at once. When a cage load of men comes to the bottom of the shaft who have been prevented from working by reason of falls or other things over which they have no control they shall be given a cage at once. For the accommodation of individual employees less than a cage load, who have been prevented from working as above, a cage shall be run midforenoon, noon, and midafternoon of each working day: Provided, however, That the foregoing shall not be permitted to enable men to leave their work for other than the reasons stated above.

Twenty-third. This contract is in no case to be set aside because of any

rules of the United Mine Workers of America now in force or which may hereafter be adopted; nor is this contract to be set aside by reason of any provision in their national, State, or local constitutions.

Twenty-fourth. All classes of day labor are to work full eight hours, and the going to and coming from the respective working places is to be done on the day hand's own time. All company men shall perform whatever day labor the foreman may direct. An eighthour day means eight hours' work in the mines at the usual working places, exclusive of noon time, for all classes of inside day labor. This shall be exclusive of the time required in reaching such working places in the morning and departing from same at night.

Drivers shall take their mules to and from the stables, and the time required in so doing shall not include any part of the day's labor; their time beginning when they reach the change at which they receive empty cars—that is, the parting drivers at the shaft bottom, and the inside drivers at the parting—and ending at the same places; but in no case shall a driver's time be docked while he is in waiting for such cars at the points named. The inside drivers, at their option, may either walk to and from their parting or take with them, without compensation, either loaded or empty cars, to enable them to ride. This provision, however, shall not prevent the inside drivers from bringing to and taking from the bottom regular trips, if so directed by the operator, provided such work is done within the eight hours.

The methods at present existing covering the harnessing, unharnessing, feeding, and caring for the mules shall be continued throughout the scale year beginning April 1, 1902; but in cases where any grievances exist in respect to same, they shall be referred to the subdistrict meetings for adjustment.

When the stables at which the mules are kept are located on the surface and the mules are taken in and out of the mines daily by the drivers, the question of additional compensation therefor, if any, is to be left to the subdistricts affected for adjustment, at their joint subdistrict meetings.

Twenty-fifth. Mission Field scale is referred to Danville subdistrict for adjustment.

Twenty-sixth. The company shall keep the mine in as dry condition as practicable by keeping the water off the roads and out of the working places.

Twenty-seventh. The operator shall keep sufficient blankets, oil, bandages, etc., and provide suitable ambulance or conveyances at all mines to properly convey injured persons to their homes after an accident.

Twenty-eighth. The operator shall see that an equal turn is offered each miner, and that he be given a fair chance to obtain the same. The check weighman shall keep a turn bulletin for the turn keeper's guidance. The drivers shall be subject to whomever the mine manager shall designate as turn keeper, in pursuance hereof.

In mines where there is both hand and machine mining, an equal turn shall mean approximately the same turn to each man in the machine part of the mine and approximately the same turn to each man doing hand work; but not necessarily the same to each hand miner as to each working with the machines.

Twenty-ninth. There shall be no demands made locally that are not specifically set forth in this agreement, except as agreed to in joint subdistrict meetings held prior to May 1, 1902. Where no subdistricts

exist, local grievances shall be referred to the United Mine Workers'
State executive board and the mine owners interested.
THE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA, DISTRICT No. 12.

W. R. RUSSELL, President.
T. J. REYNOLDS, Vice-President.

W. D. Ryan, Secretary-Treasurer.
THE ILLINOIS COAL OPERATORS' ASSOCIATION.

O. L. GARRISON, President.

E. T. BENT, Secretary. PEORIA, March 13, 1902.

I attest that this is a correct copy of the joint State agreement of coal miners and coal-mine operators of Illinois for the year ending March 31, 1903.

HERMAN JUSTI, Commissioner.

AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES.

[It is the purpose of this Department to publish from time to time important agreements made between large bodies of employers and employees with regard to wages, hours of labor, etc. The Department would be pleased to receive copies of such agreements whenever made.]

TYPESETTING.

Agreement between Chicago_Typothetæ and Chicago Typographical

Union, No. 16. For the purpose of establishing a just and uniform scale of wages for the members of the Chicago Typographical Union, No. 16, to devise a means for the settlement of controversies between the members of said union and their employers, and to insure to the employers a settled rate of wages for a certain period of time, and also in order that strikes and lock-outs may in the future be avoided, this agreement, by and between the Chicago Typothetæ and the Chicago Typographical Union, No. 16, both of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, is made and entered into on this 3d day of June, 1902.

It is understood that the said Chicago Typographical Union, No. 16 is an association of employees, and that said Chicago Typothetæ is composed of various firms and corporations, and that all of said members of said Typothetæ as shall sign this agreement bind themselves to

pay to their employees wages according to the schedule herein set forth, and to conform to all the terms and conditions of this agreement; and that should any other firm or corporation not signing this agreement become a member of said Typothetae hereafter and shall sign this agreement, such firm or corporation shall become equally bound to pay said scale of wages and conform to all of the terms of this agreement; and that should any other firm or corporatian not a member of said Typothetæ sign this agreement, such firm or corporation shall become equally bound to pay said scale of wages and to conform to all the conditions of this agreement.

The said Typothetæ, for and on behalf of said firms and corporations, covenants and agrees to and with said union, and to and with each member thereof, that the following is and shall be the schedule of wages in force and to be paid to the members of said union while in the employ of the members of said Typothetæ signing this agreement, or any other of the firms and corporations signing this agreement.

All firms signing this agreement hereby bind themselves to employ none but members of the Chicago Typographical Union, No. 16 in departments covered by this scale of wages during the term of this contract, provided the union is able, upon call, to furnish a competent workman.

SCALE.

On and after the 1st day of July, A. D. 1902, the following shall be the scale of wages: Hand compositors and proof readers, week of fifty-four hours.

$19.50 Hand compositors and proof readers, night work, week of 48 hours

20. 70 Mergenthaler operators, week of forty-eight hours..

24.00 Mergenthaler operators, night work, week of forty-eight hours

26. 40 Lanston operators and casters, week of fifty-four hours..

21.00 Lanston operators and casters, night work, week of forty-eight hours.

22.00 Operators and justifiers on the Empire, Thorne, Simplex, and similar machines, week of fifty-four hours.

20.50 Operators and justifiers on the Empire, Thorne, Simplex, and similar machines, night work, week of forty-eight hours.

21.50 Piece composition, hand, per thousand.

42 Mergenthaler, sizes, not exceeding brevier, day work, per thousand. Mergenthaler, sizes, not exceeding brevier, night work, per thousand.

. 14 Mergenthaler, larger than brevier, day wor

per thousand...

. 15 Mergenthaler, larger than brevier, night work, per thousand.

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. 12

OVERTIME (HANDWORK).

For composition during noon intermission and after day's work is completed

(the day to close not later than 6 o'clock p. m.), until 10 o'clock p. m.,
From 10 o'clock p. m. to 7 o'clock a. m., per hour
After completion of week's work until 7 o'clock Sunday morning, per hour.
Work done on Sundays and recognized holidays, per hour.

per hour..

.55

.65

. 65

.72

OVERTIME (MACHINE WORK).

All overtime on machines to be paid at the rate of one and one-half times the regular scale.

All work performed on Sundays and recognized holidays to be paid at the rate of twice the regular scale.

All other special prices for overtime and special scales for extraprice bookwork to be the same as in the pamphlets entitled “Job and Book Scale of Prices,” in effect November 21, 1899, and“Auxiliary and Job Scale of Prices for Linotype Machines,” in effect September 19, 1898, published by the Chicago Typographical Union, No. 16, and marked Exhibits X and B, respectively, which are hereby made a part of this contract, except those parts thereof that conflict with the provisions of this agreement.

APPRENTICESHIP.

The employers agree to continue to operate under the present law of the Typographical Union in regard to apprentices until such time as the entire question of apprentices shall be arbitrated in accordance with the provisions of arbitration in this agreement.

ARBITRATION.

Should any difference arise between any member or members of said Typothetæ and any member or members of said union, either in regard to shop practice or in regard to the interpretation of this scale, or any special scale that may arise during the life of this contract, then such difference shall without delay be brought to the attention of the officers of the parties hereto, to be submitted to arbitration in the

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