Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers Volume 28

Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of sale or of wage which they desire, provided only that these contracts are not repugnant to morality. The American working-man, who is responsible for the labor laws, is in danger of forgetting that his wage is proportioned to the productivity of industry and the abundance of wealth. Whatever tends to restrict output, whether it be public law or private regulation of organized labor, reacts in the long run upon the laborer himself. Then follows a study of the development of trade-unionism in the United States. Organization has, he believes, beyond question strengthened the position of the American workman, and is an instrumentality which the employer must accept in his future dealings with his employes. He examines many of the theories regarding the causes and the avoidance of strikes exploited in our literature of the question; among others, the statement of Hon. Carroll D. Wright, before a United States Senate Investigating Coinmittee in 1885, " that the manager of a great industrial establishment who allows a strike to occur confesses to the public a want of moral character. Managers who recognize the power of moral forces in the conduct of their affairs never have strikes.... When the wage earners are satisfied of the moral integrity of their employers in the conduct of the affairs of their establishment they accept the situation asked of them generously and loyally." Such views as these, in the opinion of M. Levasseur, are those of men who have lost sight of the complex conditions which control the realities of human life and have gone to dwell in Utopia. That American employers are often radically at fault in their attitude towards their employes he repeatedly says; but under the regime which...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928059
  • 9781236928054