Complete Report of the Proceedings of the . . . National Convention

Complete Report of the Proceedings of the . . . National Convention

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...clothes and soft collars. All who work for a salary are wage earners more or less, and so are we not of the same class? We know by statisticsthat we have over 40,000,000 people engaged in gainful occupation. These, with those who are dependent upon them, include practically the whole population of these United States, so that when we speak of the public we speak of both wage earners and salary earners. And then when one group of wage earners seeks an improvement in its working conditions, or seeks to secure a more equitable division of the profits in that industry, inconvenience may arise for a moment and the public may suffer slightly, but what we aim to attain is public improvement and public health. Much of the improvement in working conditions today is the result of these protests, or strikes. INDUSTRIAL IMPROVEMENTS DUE TO WAGE EARNER If you will take time to consider, you will find that by degrees the public mind and conscience has been aroused by the intolerable conditions forced upon the wage earner. All improvements have come through the wage earners themselves. We are now in a great mine struggle. It required a long strike of the coal miners to arouse the public mind, to arouse the conscience of the nation and the men in control of our mining properties, to give fair consideration-to those who are doing the actual work in the mines. And so in the steel industry--in fact, in every industry the weapon that would now be taken away from the wage earners has been the instrument by which the public has been awakened to the unfair conditions of employment. While immediately inconvenienced, the public has ultimately been benefited by a better, more improved, enlightened wage earning class. Yes, I agree with the statement that a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859413
  • 9781236859419