Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association Volume 3

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...unless and until the great organic American labor movement finds its way barred to empirical advance. It is now feeling its way toward the organizing of the unskilled, and will doubtless organize them as fast as the psychology of the situation will permit; it is advancing experimentally toward the industrial form of organization, as anyone must concede who is at all familiar with the organic history and the declarations of the A. F. L.; it is at the same time forging ahead on the line of political action as fast as tradition will safely allow; it is gradually overcoming the employers' claims of autocratic rights and establishing the principles and working rules of industrial democracy. Whenever it comes face to face with a blank wall of resistance in law and administration, whenever it encounters trusts and employers' associations bent upon its extermination, it is apt to adopt secret, violent, and predatory methods. But when the temporary occasion is past it quickly returns to its ordinary ideals and tactics. And if I read the character and spirit of the American labor movement aright, it would take a deal of useless battering against an impenetrable wall of legal and industrial resistance to create in the American labor movement the general psychology compatible with a real and robust development of syndicalism. Earl Dean Howard: My remarks are to be construed as laboratory notes on an experiment still in progress. If the experiment should begin to show different reactions in the future, the conclusions might require revision. The three last months of 1910 saw the men's clothing industry in Chicago completely tied up by a strike. The industry had been almost entirely unorganized. Hart, Schaffner & Marx, the largest manufacturers, signed an...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628497
  • 9781236628497