Proceedings of the Convention

Proceedings of the Convention

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...go up and the industry will grow stale and will ultimately destroy itself. As long as there is reasonable diversity of ownership and helpful, reasonable competition there is life and progress and a future for the industry. The workers in the industry can be organized. To do so we must have faith in ourselves and faith in our organization regardless of what condition may confront us. We must have plain understanding and an agreed upon plan. We must be faithful to ourselves and just and fair in our dealings with our fellow men and with fair union employers. We must recognize the just rights and interests and the limitations of all parties at interest. The aim should be towards standards reasonable in the industry and for more uniform laws and rules and a constant flow toward uniform wage scales. We can accomplish this through our own power and strength if we are proficiently organized. We can make better progress now if we can enlist the cooperation of upstanding, fair minded union manufacturers. We are entitled to a fair wage scale, and aim to achieve it by organization and cooperating with fair, capable, efficient manufacturers. There is room for both in the industry with good wages for the wage earners and fair profits for the management. Methods of Production and Numbers Employed. The replies of local unions to the questionnaire show the number of persons employed in the cigar industry in the United States to be 99,354. They show 78,941 are classified as cigar makers, 4,093 as cigar packers, 1,154 as stogie makers, and 15,166 as strippers, banders, etc. The total number of cigar makers and packers in the United States is 83,034. There are 28,293 men employed in all capacities or systems making cigars, 13,463 union and 14,830 non-union....
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