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BUILDING TRADES

'Qualifications for membership.— Discretionary with local unions, but applicant must have two years' experience in the trade, be a citizen of the United States or of Canada, or have declared citizenship intentions. "No one shall be discriminated against for race or color."

Apprenticeship regulations. — "All apprentices shall work not less than six months on wood lath before being placed on metal." Apprenticeship term " shall in no case be less than two years."

"Apprentices shall in no case be admitted to any local union In excess of one apprentice to each local and one additional to each five members, said appren- tice not to be under the age of 16 years nor over the age of 21 years. * * * The matter of shop distribution of apprentices shall be left entirely to the will of the local."

Agreements. — Wage scales and working conditions established locally either by district councils or local unions. Wage scales uniform throughout a district where a district council exists; such scales and working conditions approved by component local unions.

Benefits. — Funeral.

Official organ. — The Lather.

Headquarters. — Lathers' Building, Cleveland, Ohio.

Organization. — District councils: California, 3 (Golden Gate District Council, Southern California District Council, California State Council); Florida (Florida East Coast District Council); Illinois, 2 (Illinois State Council and Mississippi Valley District Council, includes St. Louis); Massachusetts State Council; Minnesota (Interstate District Council, Duluth and Superior); New Jersey State Council; New York, 2 (Western New York District Council, Buffalo and vicinity and Westchester, Greater New York and Long Island District Council); Ohio, (Buckeye State Council); Oregon State Council; Pennsylvania (West Penn District Council, Pittsburgh and vicinity); Texas (Lone Star State Council); Washington (Pacific Northwest District Council).

Local Unions: United States — Alabama, 2; Arkansas, 1; Arizona, 2; California, 28; Colorado, 4; Connecticut, 8; Delaware, 1; District of Columbia, 1; Florida, 6; Georgia, 2; Idaho, 1; Illinois, 20; Indiana, 10; Iowa, 5; Kansas, 3; Kentucky, 2; Louisiana, 2; Maryland, 1; Massachusetts, 14; Michigan, 11; Minnesota, 2; Mississippi, 1; Missouri, 6; Montana, 3; Nebraska, 2; Nevada, 1; New Jersey, 14: New York, 17; North Carolina, 2; Ohio, 17; Oklahoma, 8; Oregon, 6; Pennsylvania, 19; Rhode Island, 1; Tennessee, 1; Texas, 10; Utah, 2; Virginia, 2; Washington, 10; West Virginia, 4; Wisconsin, 8; Wyoming, l. Canada — Alberta, 2 ; British Columbia, 2; Ontario, 4; Quebec, 1; Manitoba, 1. Total, 271.

Membership— 16,500.

Marble, Stone, and Slate Polishers, Rubbers, and Sawyers, Tile and Marble Setters' Helpers and Terrazzo Workers' Helpers, International Association of

Affiliated to the American Federation of Labor.

Organized in Detroit in 1901 as the International Union of Marble Workers. After the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers' International Union joined the American Federation of Labor the organized marble setters who were then members of the International Association of Marble Workers transferred their membership to the bricklayers international and the marble workers changed the name of their organization to the International Association of Marble, Stone and Slate Polishers, Rubbers and Sawyers. In 1918 the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers' International Union requested the marble workers to make provision for the admission into their union of tile setters' helpers. Application for this extended jurisdiction was opposed by the International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers' Union. By decision of the American Federation of Labor, however, jurisdiction was granted to the marble workers' union, and in 1921 tile and marble setters' helpers were taken into the organiza--