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Concept of home rule established

Photo caption: American Federation of Labor Reports of Proceedings

The Alliance defined home rule as “22 New York theatres for New York local members, Chicago theatres for Chicago (and so forth). . .and no other members of locals allowed to work within the jurisdiction of other locals without (their) consent."

Local union members were to be employed first and foremost in their jurisdiction, and only after all members of that local were working could those from sister locals outside the immediate jurisdiction take the remaining jobs.  Any local union that refused to order its members to withdraw from the jurisdiction of a sister local had its charter revoked and could not be readmitted into the Alliance without a two-thirds vote of convention delegates.

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