Monthly Labor Review Volume 2

Monthly Labor Review Volume 2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...in the number employed in the course of the year. Thus the per cent of variation from the maximum number employed was 64.1 per cent in the case of male wage earners engaged in fertilizer manufacture and 32.3 per cent for those engaged in steel works and rolling mills; in clothing manufacture the variation was 29.4 per cent for male wage earners and 35 per cent for female wage earners. On the other hand, remarkable regularity of employment is noted for bookkeepers, stenographers, and office clerks as compared with wage earners. For bookkeepers, stenographers, and clerks the variation was 2.6 per cent for males and 1.8 per cent in the case of females. The number of salesmen showed a variation of 4.8 per cent and saleswomen a considerably higher variation, or 26.9 per cent. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE ANTHRACITE COAL INDUSTRY. Collective bargaining in the anthracite coal industry furnishes a striking example of the possibUity of trade agreements and the peaceful settlement of labor disputes between a group of employers strongly united and a body of unskilled workers composed largely of recent immigrants inexperienced in collective action and untrained in American unionism. The basis for this development was established in the short period beginning with the strike of 1900 and ending with the arbitration of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission in 1902-3. Out of this has grown a well-developed form of collective bargaining and an unusually efficient system of conciliation and arbitration of disputes. The anthracite coal industry is peculiar in several respects: (1) Nearly all of the anthracite coal production of the United States is confined to five counties of Pennsylvania. (2) It is concentrated in its financial control. Seven large mining...show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492641
  • 9781236492647