Fibre & Fabric; A Record of American Textile Industries in the Cotton and Woolen Trade Volume 26

Fibre & Fabric; A Record of American Textile Industries in the Cotton and Woolen Trade Volume 26

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...think they also have a grievance in the way some of the work is done. It is not likely that the former request will be granted, and employers are not disposed to have their employees dictate as to what machines should be used; so the conference may not settle the strike, but it may show how near to an agreement are the views of the opposing parties. The more we consider the object of "merchants' week," the more apparent does its dishonesty become, for it was a scheme to rob the country merchants of their needed winter's business. First, Boston jobbers sell the storekeepers in manufacturing towns their winter's stock of goods, then our retail dealers league together, and the railroads become a party to the scheme to draw from country towns to this city the customers who would have bought from the country dealers. The support contributed to this dishonest scheme by the daily press of Boston is secured by an increased amount of advertising, which will be lost to the country papers. The fact that the daily press unite in lauding the scheme, does not make it less dishonest, and in the end our business men will be the losers. The cotton manufacturing industry in England has not prospered too well during the past year, and manufacturers have been confronted with a problem which they believe may be partially solved by a reduction in wages. For several months there has been a possibility of a crisis being reached, and the employees will no doubt soon be called upon to decide between a cut down or a shut down of uncertain length. At first the operatives declined to submit to arbitration, but it is now understood that the master spinners have given their consent, providing that, in deciding whether the employers are justified in making a...show more

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  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 953g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807553
  • 9781236807557