Garment Worker Volume 17

Garment Worker Volume 17

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the employer to withhold bread is a much more effective weapon than the power of the employe to refuse to labor." Low wages are bad in the worker's eyes, but unemployment with starvation in the background, is worse. So it seems on reflection that our supposed freedom of wage contracts is largely a. myth, and minimum wage legislation cannot fairly be charged with restricting what does not exist. Freedom of contract is strictly nonexistent in the field of underpaid labor to which wage legislation applies. But the advocates of wage regulation entertain the hope that some element of freedom may again be injected into the wage contract by limiting the power of the stronger to impose his will upon the wea.ker.----Rev. Ed. V. O'Hara. DEFENDS ORGANIZED SHIP WORKERS. Senator Hollis of New Hampshire Says Isolated Cases of Strikes Do Not Prove American Labor Is Unpatriotic. The public press, last week, ' gave wide publicity to a speech by Senator McCumber of North Dakota, who charged labor with being bolsheviki and capitalists with proiiteering. His solution for the profiteering was to slap capitalists on the wrist. In the case of labor he took strong ground and in thunderous tones demanded that it be conscripted---or, "registered." as he termed it. ' The public press, however, made sparse mention of the reply by Senator Hollis of New Hampshire: "Mr. President, in the general indictment of this country and the people thereof that has just been deliv ered by the distinguished senator from North Dakota, my attention is attracted by his charge that the labor of the United States in this emergency is unpatriotic. He challenges any one to deny that charge. I deny it most emphatically. I ought further to say that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1004 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 50mm | 1,751g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762312
  • 9781236762313