New Outlook Volume 86

New Outlook Volume 86

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...disposed to cover up negligent or indifferent service, or to defend it, public opinion would not permit. The railway employees have had cer tain unfortunate experiences with industrial organizations attempting to cover all occupations. The Knights of Labor taught them one lesson, the American Railway Union taught them their most severe one, while the United Brotherhood of Railway Employees attempted to repeat the experience, but the failure of the American Railway Union was too recent to have them take kindly to representations of the United Brotherhood of Railway Employees. The Industrial Workers of the World has also endeavored to get railway men interested, but has not been able to do anything with the men in train, yard, and engine service. They have found out by experience that each branch of the service can best take care of its own interests, or that two of them working together in interchangeable employment, as the conductors and trainmen work, can best serve their purposes. The Order of Railway Conductors represents conductors only. The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen represents conductors, brakemen, baggagemen, switchmen, and yard-masters. When a man is promoted to conductor, he is his own judge as to whether he will remain with the Trainmen, go to the Conductors when eligible, or hold membership in both. The committee representing the Conductors and the Trainmen bargain for rates of pay and working conditions for the men in train and yard service. The advantage of this arrangement is apparent when it is understood that the occupations are similar to a considerable extent, and, when one set of men benefits, the others naturally expect to receive like advantage. Thus they work together and have many joint agreements. more

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  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,111g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877438
  • 9781236877437