The Motorman and Conductor Volume 24

The Motorman and Conductor Volume 24

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... within the state. "You are undertaking to make a national force out of that which is perceptibly and distinctly imbedded in the politics of the state. The National Guard denies that it is in politics, but notwithstanding denials it is, and cannot help but be," he said. April 1 the Civic Branch of Div. No. 113, Toronto, Ont., embracing the employes of Toronto's municipally owned and operated street railway lines, held a meeting at which they indulged special deliberation upon the question of wages. The municipal street railway motormcn and conductors receive 27vjc per hour flat rate, free uniforms and two weeks' vacation each year, with pay. Some four hours' deliberation at the meeting was given upon the question of applying for an increase in wages. It was finally unanimously resolved that: "While there has been a large increase in the cost of living (in Toronto) since the present standard of wages was fixed, wc realize that any increase that we would receive at this time would mean increased taxation on the rate payers, who are at present heavily taxed, many of them being working men like ourselves, struggling to maintain those dependent upon them and hold their homes, which they were forced to buy during the time of the boom in order to keep a roof over their heads. Therefore, we will refrain from making any requests at the present time for increased wages. We pledge our loyal support and co-operation to make the service as congenial for the public as circumstances will permit and as efficient and inexpensive to the municipality as careful operation and attention to duty can accomplish, with a view that developments will later warrant an acceptable readjustment." A Toronto paper, in referring to the action of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 780g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983165
  • 9781236983169