LaPage, V.Q. Secretary of the Omaha Central Labor Union
Article reads: 'Building Service Employees Local No. 226' 'Since the chartering of our organization in August of 1940, the Building Service Employees Local No. 226 in Omaha has made considerable gains for its membership. Our organization received wage increases of from 25% to 50% in this period of time. In the past year we have expanded considerably. We represent 99% of the custodial employees of the public schools, and now have contracts with the Omaha Steel Company for the guards, Skinner Manufacturing Company for all custodial employees, and the Alcohol Plant for guards. We have been fighting for better conditions for the elevator operators in the city of Omaha, and for our organized elevator operators we have just recently received a directive from the War Labor Board authorizing a 10-cent an hour increase in their wages with retroactive back pay to May of 1943. All of the members of Building Service Employees Local No. 226 have made substantial contributions to the war effort by purchasing more than their 10% quota of war bonds, by donating blood plasma to the Red Cross and by seeing their brother members and sons and daughters int he armed forces serving their country...'