The Index Volume 1-3

The Index Volume 1-3

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... the credit side of the account. These figures, however, would probably be more than offset by the items of immigrants' remittances and foreign relief, tourists' expenditures, sales of American and other foreign held securities in the United States, and the items of insurance and freight carrying charges. This debit balance is doubtless one of the important factors which has caused the recent rise in many of the foreign exchanges. Coming as it does after several annual credit balances it tends to reduce Examining these claims, the majority opinion of the Labor Board in its last decision pointed out that if every one of the 25,000,000 families in the United States were guaranteed an income of $2,636.97 it would require a sum of $25,000,000,000 in excess of the total income of all individuals and industries in the country. If all families were guaranteed an income of the smaller amount ($2,133), the total income of the country would be exceeded by the sum of $13,225,000,000. To pay the lower wage demanded by the rail workers alone would have wiped out the entire net revenue of the carriers and shown a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars. Settling Strikes by Commission Expedient Rather than Fundamentally Sound Procedure At a time when several hundred thousand railway workers are on strike as a protest, according to their leaders, against the Labor Board wage reductions on the one hand, and violations of the Transportation Act and Labor Board orders by railroads on the other, it is proposed that the miners' strike shall be ended by another labor board with the power to fix wages, determine working conditions and set up machinery for the adjudication of future disputes in the coal mining industries. It is a matter of regret, however, more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236814258
  • 9781236814258