Proceedings of the 1st-3D Annual Meeting, American Association for Labor Legislation Volume 1-3

Proceedings of the 1st-3D Annual Meeting, American Association for Labor Legislation Volume 1-3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... nothing, the funeral being met by a collection among friends. The man in the other case belonged to a relief association, and by the terms of his contract the employer paid $75 at his death. Certainly it is not sensational or extreme to say that more attention would be given to the inspection of chains and hooks, that more care would be taken to provide adequate signal systems for men working in defenceless positions, if this sort of killing "came higher." We have criticised the present distribution of industrial accident losses on the ground that it is poor national economy, that the basis and underlying principle of it is unjust, that in actual operation it wastes and scatters resources, that the voluntary institutions which have become part of it do more harm than good, and that it is of little use in preventing accidents. In planning new legislation along this line, we must have constantly in mind these evils. We should therefore require of any new system which we adopt: 1. That it make compensation for injury and death from industrial accidents compulsory upon employers. Any scheme which leaves the alternative with the employer fails to recognize and correct the injustice of the present distribution. 2. That it make this compensation uniform and definite, and sufficient in amount (a) to shift a considerable portion of the loss from the injured workman to the employer (and thus ultimately to the public), and (b) to encourage the greatest care in the employer. 3. That such compensation shall not depend upon a contract between employer and employed. For in such a contract there are dangers to the actual freedom of the workers, dangers against which the law cannot protect them. WHAT FORM OF WORKINGMEN'S ACCIDENT...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947363
  • 9781236947369