Congressional Edition Volume 7265
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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...add this, not in the nature of replying to any of your remarks; but I do hope that you have not any idea that all the employers of labor are trying to "do" the laboring man at this time. That is rather what you intimate, and I trust The Chairman. Pardon me; if I have left that impression upon the mind of any man or woman here, I hope I may have the opportunity of correcting it, because that is not what I meant to convey. I know that the employers generally are fair-minded and fair dealing. Col. Ullman. I hope you feel that way, because I believe at a time like this nobody has a patent on patriotism; and the employers, I think you will find, as a general proposition are as patriotic as the employees; and I have not the sfightest doubt that vice versa will be also the case. As to this question of collective bargaining, I am not going to argue with you, but I would say this to you: I have been connected with our concern now 40 years. It is 40 years this month since I entered our factory, and I have grown up with our people. Our factory is not organized. Various attempts have been made to organize it, all of which have thus far failed. I stood in front of the factory two years ago when a meeting had been advertised to be held in the noon hour at the public square, a block and a half from our factory, and people held large signs at the exits calling attention to the fact. Our employees, as they went out, said, "Why do we want to go to the meeting? We have 1,800 employees. There were 35 present at the meeting. Now, you do not understand, I think, our standpoint, and perhaps I do not understand yours. The secretary of our trade council, who was a schoolmate of mine, called on me some time ago and discussed the question with me;...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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