Report. 1873-74-1874-75; 1885-1928-30

Report. 1873-74-1874-75; 1885-1928-30

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...projected--embracing all the manufacturers and workmen engaged in the industry in the.country--it was expected that it would result as well in an increase of wages to the workmen and of profit to the manufacturers. These agreements, as well as those which were subsequently made with other associations of those engaged in other branches of the business, have these points in common: 1. That each shop (employer and employes together) shall regulate its own prices and methods of work. 2. That bills of prices shall be made semi-an-nually, and stand for the entire season. 3. That all difficulties shall be settled by arbitration, in which each party shall have equal representation. 4. That pending the settlement of any difficulty the hands shall remain at work. 5. That shop calls shall not be permitted except under certain restrictions. It will be seen that these provisions entirely meet the objections above given to the rules and practices which they superseded with one exception, the restriction as to apprentices, -and on this point the manufacturers felt that the admission of.all the independent hands to the unions would render any change in the apprentice rule unnecessary for a number of years; and that when the time should come that the removal of the restrictions should become desirable, the association would appreciate that their interests would be best promoted by providing the workmen, which the necessities of business might require, by an increase in the number of apprentices, rather than to have them supplied through independent shops. These agreements inaugurated a new system in the history of the hatting industry, in which the fact was recognized, that both parties, employers and employed, should have a voice in the establishment of..show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661672
  • 9781236661678