Official Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 18, PT. 1913

Official Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 18, PT. 1913

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...carried. Brother Clinedinst stated that the committee concurred in Resolution No. 18 and Resolution No. 23, but recommends that they be referred back for correction in phraseology. and be taken up later. (See resolutions.) Resolution No. 5. Chairman Resolutions Committee read Resolution No. 5 with recommendation that it be adopted. (See resolutions.) Moved by Brother Kruck, of Richmond, seconded by Brother Flowers, of Newport News, that the resolution as read be adopted. Brother Curtiss, of Norfolk, asked ii' the resolution referred to all organized bodies. Receiving an affirmative answer, he asked if it was thought possible to adopt the time wage system when it comes in conflict with the international body. The Chair replied the body, as he understood it, had a right to declare the principles of the State Federation of Labor. Brother Curtiss stated that as a cigarmaker and as representing the cigarmakers of Norfolk, he desired to go on record as in favor of piece work and against the day wage. Brother Settle, of Roanoke, heartily favored the resolution. He worked on piece work in his shop and got good wages; machinery was put in and the rate of piece work lowered, thus cutting the wages; the machinery was injured by high speeding, and the more work accomplished the lower the wage per piece, forcing the laborer to work that much harder. Brother Readdy considered the piece work system a detriment to organized labor, and to the labor movement all over the United States, and if possible every national union in the United States should abolish the system as it stands today, and he would vote for the resolution with pleasure. Brother Kruck favored the resolution and stated he was on the Resolutions Committee; they called in the moulders, ...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793412
  • 9781236793416