Open Shop Review Volume 16-17

Open Shop Review Volume 16-17

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...appreciate that when plants become very large," he said, "when we get up into the many thousands, the tens of thousands of workmen, that we have got to delegate that work. Now, when it becomes necessary to delegate the work, look well to the man that you delegate it to. There is no feature in the management of your business that means as much to you today as does your relations with your employees--nothing, your buying, your financing--you can get plenty of men to do that work and do it well, but when it comes to caring for the industrial relations in your plant, look well to the man that you select for the work. If you have the personal aptitude for it, do it yourself, and that which you delegate, delegate wisely." BRITISH AND AMERICAN LABOR PROBLEMS Dr. J. Laurence Laughlin, economic advisor of the National Industrial Conference Board, contrasted labor movements in Great Britian with those in the United States. British labor leaders, he said, are educationally, intellectually and culturally superior to the labor leaders in the United States. British labor is a homogeneous body, and is more highly organized than in this country. While their demands tend more toward the socialistic than here, there is a much wider-spread inbred respect for law and order among British workmen than among laborers here, Dr. Laughlin found. The British labor movement contains a greater element of political activity than is to be found in this country. A. F. OF L. NOT A CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATION Touching on the so-called "conservatism" of The American Federation of Labor, Dr. Laughlin declared that the union leaders were conservative "only when public opinion has been against them." When left to their own devices, what has...
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799712
  • 9781236799715