William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor and Walter Citrine, president of the Trade Union International, will be among the speakers at an anti-Nazi meeting at Mecca Temple on October 24, it was announced Friday by the Jewish Labor Committee, one of the groups participating in the demonstration. The meeting will be under the auspices of the Central Trades and Labor Council of New York.
The Jewish Labor Committee also announced that its campaign for a $50,000 “Labor Chest to Combat Nazism and Fascism” is in full swing in New York City and all indications are that the quota will be filled. Similar campaigns are being planned in a number of other cities. The combined national fund was set at $150,000 at a conference of the committee at Town Hall recently. The fund will also be used to aid victims of Fascism and Nazism.
ASKS OTHER LABOR UNITS’ AID
In addition to trade unions, Workmen’s Circle branches will also be asked to contribute to the fund, as will other labor organizations. Special committees will be formed to carry on this work.
The work of the Jewish Labor Committee has attracted considerable notice in London, it was announced, and inquiries have been made from England, looking towards the establishment there of a committee patterned after the American organization.
In connection with its activities to further the boycott of goods made in Germany, the committee revealed that it had secured the cooperation of a number of glove firms which had used German leathers. It has also sent to Secretary of State Cordell Hull and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau copies of memorandums from 900 labor organizations, representing 600,000 members, relating to negotiations for a loan to Germany.