Labor in Politics; Or, Class Versus Country. Considerations for American Voters

Labor in Politics; Or, Class Versus Country. Considerations for American Voters

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of a great producing entity." Here again he implies that the American employee is "hedged about by hard and unjust conditions," etc. There are some two thousand words of like camouflage in that message, containing not one line that Congress could act on, probably meant for perusal elsewhere. As a matter of fact, the little tales of the preceding chapter, of the typewriter strike, the Gary strike, of every one of the seventy thousand strikes, and the thirty-four thousand unions organized by Messrs. Gompers & Company, during the last forty years, give the direct lie to the President's implications. Every worker concerned in all that colossal record not only asserted "the right to participate," but actually participated in some organic way in every decision that directly affected his welfare. That right was established, and recognized, in the very fact that the man joined the union and struck. He and his union actually made every decision which directly affected their welfare, by accepting or rejecting the proposals offered by whomsoever it might concern. If rejected, there was an end of them; if accepted, there was an end of discussion; if modified, there was mutual agreement. In every case there was entire recognition. If the President's nebulous verbiage means, as he probably meant his labor friends to infer, that Congress shall ordain that "Organized Labor" shall have the right not only to accept or reject proposals of employment, but also to dictate their terms, and compel employers to offer them as dictated, for acceptance or rejection, or even to discuss them, he is proposing to Congress not a "democratization of industry," but a tyranny of Labor, to which no human power can force employers more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236515935
  • 9781236515933