Conciliation and Arbitration in the Coal Industry of America by Arthur Elliott SuffernConciliation and Arbitration in the Coal Industry of America by Arthur Elliott Suffern

Conciliation and Arbitration in the Coal Industry of America

byArthur Elliott Suffern

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE 1. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A CONCILIATORY SYSTEM, PRICES OF COAL, AND A REGULATORY POLICY When we ask, "What of the public?" it would seem that this question has at least two aspects. The public has been made to feel that there is very close connection between a system of conciliation and arbitration and the price it pays for coal. Furthermore, we have seen that on several occasions the public has found its whole supply of coal cut off because of the lack of a system of peaceful settlement which would permit the parties producing coal to come to an honorable and fair adjustment of their difficulties. Shortly after the last anthracite agreement in 1912, consumers were informed that they must pay a higher price for their coal because wages had been raised. This seemed a fairly reasonable explanation, but it did not satisfy everybody that the wage-earners were getting all the increase. A resolution passed by the House of Representatives on July 29, 1912, directed the Secretary of Commerce and Labor to obtain information which would show how much "the coal miners were benefited by the recent strike agreement, and how much and for what reasons and by what means the cost of coal to the general consumers was at the same time increased."1 As a result of this investigation it was shown that seven companies, 1 Increase in Prices of Anthracite Coal, 62d Congress, 3d Session, House Doe. no. 1442, p. 0. which produced about seventy per cent of the total sales, had obtained about $13,450,000 "more than they would have received for the same tonnage at the prices previously existing."1 Of this amount the miners received about $4,000,000. Since the cost of labor constitutes between seventy-five and eighty per cent of the total colliery cost, the co...
Title:Conciliation and Arbitration in the Coal Industry of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217916562

ISBN - 13:9780217916561