Men say Newcomers are Getting the Pick. Dismissed Official was Old Employee and Popular.
Immigration Officials are asked to make
Overtures with Department to stay Influx.
As a protest against the dismissal of ' Jack' Wilson, foreman of the electrical engineers employed by the Lake Superior corporation, the entire staff of 22 struck yesterday, and have not yet returned to work. Wilson has been in the service of the corporation for a number of_ years and is popular among the
This morning twenty-six electricians employed by the Lake Superior Corporation in rail mili went on strike, alleging that the management had dispensed with the services of electrician, J. Wilson, yesterday without cause. It is not yet known to what extent the strike will affect the operations of the mill. Strikers have not yet shown any disposition to return to work.
This is only the culmination of a long series of grievances which have been in existence at the towns of Sault Ste. Marie and Steelton. These grievances both now and in past years have been due to the fact that the Canadian Alien Labour Law has been laxly administered if there has been any attempt to administer it at all, and by reason of the lax and gravely inefficient administration of that law at the Sault there have been hundreds of importations into the towns of Sault Ste. Marie and Steelton of Americans in violation of that Act to the displacement of the working men of Canada, who are thus deprived of their wages and the bread and butter of themselves and their families. This is not the first time I have had occasion to make complaints about the conditions at Sault- Ste. Marie and Steelton. I know of my personal* knowledge that the Labour Department has on record that there have been continued importations of labour men from the American side in violation of the Alien Labour Law, and that no proceedings whatever have been