Studies in the Labor Problem in the United States

Studies in the Labor Problem in the United States

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... employer to discharge an employee because of membership in a labor organization. This interferes with the liberty of contract guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. In this connection it is of interest to note that in several cases provisions in city ordinances, etc., requiring work to be exclusively union, have been declared unconstitutional. (1.) (1.) Fiske vs. People. Marshall and Bruce Co. vs. City of Nashville. Lewis vs. Board of Education of Detroit, etc., etc. Statutes. The statutes enacted by the various states, which affect trade union legality may be divided into two classes. (1.) Those which do not bear upon the subject but aim to define a conspiracy. The majority of these simply re-enact the common law of conspiracy and are interpreted by the courts and applied to labor organizations. Most of these laws are phrased in similar terms and a copy of the New York Statute as revised in 1881 may be cited as an example of all of them. Section I. if two or more persons conspire either 1. I0 commit a crime; or-----------5. To prevent another from exercising a lawful trade or doing any other lawful act, by force, threats, intimidation or by interfering, or threatening to interfere with tools, implements or property belonging to or used by another, or with the use or employment thereof; or, 6. To conmut any act injurious to the public health, public morals, or to trade or com merce, or for the perversion or obstruction of justice, or of the due administration of the laws; Each of them is guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec.3. No conspiracy is punishable criminally unless it is one of those enumerated in the last two sections and the orderly and peaceable assembling or co-operation of persons employed in any calling, trade, more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688941X
  • 9781236889416