The history of trade unionism; by Sidney and Beatrice Webb by Sidney WebbThe history of trade unionism; by Sidney and Beatrice Webb by Sidney Webb

The history of trade unionism; by Sidney and Beatrice Webb

bySidney Webb

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and absolutely ostracise these goats of mankind, cease to complain as to any results that may arise from their action." as their own the capitalist cry of " non-interference." 1 The force of this caution must have been evident to the Junta, who had had too much experience of the workings of modern industry not to realise the need for a compulsory maintenance of the Standard of Life. No Trade Unionist can deny that, without some method of enforcing the decision of the majority, effective trade combination is impossible. It must not be inferred from the above criticism of the theoretic position taken by the men who steered the Trade Union Movement through its great crisis, that they were conscious of their inconsistency with regard to State intervention, or that they deliberately set to work to win their case upon false premises. No one can study the history of their leadership without being impressed by their devotion, sagacity, and high personal worth. We must regard their inconsistency as a striking instance of the danger which besets a party formed without any clear idea of the social state at which it is aiming. In the struggle of these years we watch the English Trade Unionists driven from their Utopian aspirations into an inconsistent opportunism, from which they drifted during the next generation into 1 See his letter on the Government Annuities Bill, 1864: "Lastly, we are told of Government dictation and interference. I cannot believe men of sense will say this twice seriously.... Leave it to the political economists to complain.... Let working men remember that whenever a measure in their interest is proposed to Parliament, or suggested in the country--whether it be to limit excessive hours of labour, to...
Title:The history of trade unionism; by Sidney and Beatrice WebbFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:September 12, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1230216294

ISBN - 13:9781230216294

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