Ulen & Company Denies Discrimination Against Jews in Polish Contract

A denial of the charge made in Warsaw and reported in a Jewish Telegraphic Agency despatch yesterday that Ulen & Company, investment and construction company, agreed with the Grabski government to insert in its contract a clause barring the employment of Jews in the construction work carried out by that company in Polish towns was made by C.M. Bounell, vice-president of the company, in a statement issued to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

“This allegation is absolutely without foundation. We made contracts with four cities in Poland. In the contracts with these cities, there appears ### following article:

“‘Article 12. Poles to be employed-wages and salaries. Whenever possible and practicable, citizens of Poland shall be employed by the Company in carrying out of this contract and the Company will bring to Poland only such experts and specialists as may be necessary for the proper administration and execution of the work.

“The wages paid for labor shall be in accordance with the general wages paid in the vicinity of the work for similar class of labor. The wages paid for skilled labor, mechanics and technical men shall be the same as are customarily paid, in the market where said skilled labor, mechanics or technical men are employed or secured, for men qualified to properly handle work such as is provided for in this agreement and under the existing conditions.

“The salaries of the administrator resident on the work and of the personnel directly in connection with the administration of the work shall be in accordance with the salaries paid same by the Company on other work of similar character.’

“In view of the above Article you can readily see that we could not discriminate against the employment of any citizen of Poland and to our best knowledge and belief no discrimination was made against Jewish citizens of Poland,” Mr. Bounell declared.

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