Pamphlets on Labor Volume 4

Pamphlets on Labor Volume 4

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... his old position and would take no other. The other treers took up his cause, partially stopped their work, and made a demand to have the new workman discharged and the other reinstated. This demand was not complied with, and the men were told that they must return to work by a certain hour or leave the factory. All but two left, though the strike did not become general till December. By that time the questions growing out of the controversy had drawn the workmen throughout the city and surrounding towns into the contest. The matter of wages was not involved. The struggle was to secure the enforcement of the requirements of the Crispin order. About the 1st of January, 1870, the manufacturers in Worcester issued the following form of contract: --"In consideration of one dollar, to us paid by, the 1 S7(. receipt of which we do hereby acknowledge, we agree to work for them on boots from this day until the first day of December, 1H70, for the prices indicated by the schedule hereto annexed, payments to be made on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for all work done and returned up to and including the tenth day previous; provided our rights to belong to an organization known as the Knights of St. Crispin are not interfered with by their discharging any workman for belonging to the above named organization, advocating its principles, or refusing to teach apprentices. It is further understood and agreed, that when we do not begin and complete the work mentioned in any of the departments of bootmaking mentioned in the aforesaid schedule, we agree to receive as full compensation for the part done, the proportion of the prices mentioned that custom has established as our due. "Witness our hand and seal, this," etc. To this...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875702
  • 9781236875709