Selected Articles on Trade Unions

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byEdna Dean Bullock

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... Independent. 53: 2128-30. September 3, 1901. Wherein They Fail. Labor organizations have always been subjected to a hot fire of criticism. Not only employers, but also the literary and professional classes, including the writers for newspapers, have ever been ready to expose any tyranny or foolishness of which trade unions have been guilty. Nevertheless, by the year 1895, the unions, after protracted fighting, had succeeded in living down a great deal of popular prejudice, and in winning influential support from disinterested and intelligent onlookers. One had only to compare the attitude of the public seven or eight years since toward organized labor in general with that of England of a generation ago, as brilliantly portrayed by Charles Reade in "Put Yourself in His Place," to realize that, notwithstanding much remaining hostility, trade unionism was no longer hated with the bitter hatred of earlier days. It is quite unnecessary now to insist that the more thoughtful and dispassionate observers of social tendencies had come not only to look tolerantly upon the organization of labor but also to see in it elements of positive good, that seemed to be indispensable to a safe and normal development of democratic institutions. No one class in any society can enjoy unlimited power without becoming overbearing and bringing the traditions of republican equality and simplicity to naught. Under modern conditions the employing classes in England and America, commanding as they do fabulous amounts of capital, and understanding as they do the methods of efficient business organization, would soon become intolerably arrogant, and would convert republican institutions into a mockery, if, from time to time, they were not confronted with organized resistance. It is, ther...

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... Independent. 53: 2128-30. September 3, 1901. Wherein They Fail. Labor organizations have always been subjected to a hot fire o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217046371

ISBN - 13:9780217046374

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