The Journal of Political Economy Volume 9

The Journal of Political Economy Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...union and applied for admission to the Building Trades Council, but the delegates from the Gas Fitter's Union objected, ' saying that this was their work, and that these men must join 'Compare with this the rule of one of the unions, as given in the note on page 326, art. v. 5. their union. The new union was not admitted, and strikes were V declared against buildings on which its members were working1 as if they were independent workmen. In fact, it should be understood that when members of the Building Trades Council spoke of a non-union man, or "scab," they simply meant a workman who was not a member of a union affiliated with them. He might be a union man, for all other purposes, but to them he was a scab unless he was a member of a union affiliated with and paying tribute to them. One of the tasks undertaken by the Building Trades Council was to decide disputes between unions as to which one should do certain work.1 For instance, iron No. 12, or heavier, must be worked by members of the Boiler Makers Union; lighter than No. 12 by members of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. To illustrate the working of this rule two instances may be cited. Some plaster boards were at one time delivered at a building. These were a new article of manufacture. The men sent from the factory to put them up were not allowed to do so under threat that if they did all the union men at work on the building would strike. The laborers, carpenters, and plasterers unions then each claimed the work and each threatened to strike if it was done by the others. It was ultimately settled by the grievance committee of the Building Trades Council, but the boards could not be put up until it was so settled. On another building the completion of a smokestack of boiler iron was...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662091
  • 9781236662095