Carpenter Volume 28

Carpenter 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...in West Virginia, an injunction was issued against national officers of the United Mine Workers, restraining them from organizing the miners in that state. Had the miners been permitted to organize their craft in this instance, they would have insisted on the observance in the mines of the laws for the protection of life and limbs. Now behold the terrifying consequence of this interference by the court in behalf of the operators; the mine explosion in Collinsville; the consequent loss of several hundreds of lives; the desolation of as many homes; the sorrowing wives anil the starving families. Another movement contemplated to starve out the laborer was the Golrttiula affair. The mine owners deeidrJ to r-'i.re the wages $1.00 per day. Was it ai..onder that the men resented tne proposition when the price of living commodities were decidedly on the increase! Th company, anticipating violence, did not sU p at the state capitol of Nevada, but went direct to Washington for Federal troops to coerce the men into submission and enforce the reduction. Or, for what other reason did they want this military protection! Were their lives in danger, or were there any violent outbreaks! Were the striking miners destroying any property, or did they threaten to kill anyone! The investigation by representatives of the Federal government has shown that there was neither great disorder at that time in Goldfield, nor that any acts of violence were committed. The recent reduction in wages in the cotton mills of the New England states is another scheme to down labor. The mill owners say they were compelled to take this step or else shut down the mills for lack of orders. Now, if they have no market for their products, why produce them! And if they think that a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842146
  • 9781236842145