Industrial Relations; Final Report and Testimony Volume 4; V. 6

Industrial Relations; Final Report and Testimony Volume 4; V. 6

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... was held on Saturday afternoon, I believe--and on Saturday evening the local union met in the Labor Temple in good faith and declared that the metal trades' strike was at an end. The result of that is this, that Mr. Baker, Mr. Fred Baker--I believe he is sitting here at this time--repudiated the settlement made, and as published in the press a few days later or the next (lay, stated that so far as he was concerned that he would operate his own business; that he would determine the conditions in his own shop regardless of any settlement that might have been made at that time. And therefore we were up against a bad proposition. Our strike was declared off, in good faith, the men were willing to return to work; they were willing to cooperate with the employers in the machine shop, the foundries, the blacksmith, and all the various shops in this city, but they were not permitted to do so, and, as I state, this book will prove who are working in the shops at this time in the city. Now I have contended at all times in the city to do as we do elsewhere, to negotiate agreements with employers, to cooperate in' so doing in the production of work, the distribution of product, that these people, the people of this country who are toiling, who are interested in this country, who are producing and help creating the wealth shall have some say in the distribution of the wealth and in the wages and hours in the community and in the establishments in which they work. Therefore we know that because of this condition--we desire and our organization is based on this condition of collective bargaining and economic betterment, and it is only because when men in establishments are not free to run a union shop, where they won't permit men who...show more

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  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869923
  • 9781236869920