A Short History of the American Labor Movement

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Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 - 174 pages
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Page 159 - Whereas the League of Nations has for its object the establishment of universal peace, and such a peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice ; And whereas conditions of labour exist involving such injustice, hardship and privation to large numbers of people as to produce unrest so great that the peace and harmony of the world are imperilled ; and an improvement of those conditions is urgently required : as, for example, by the regulation...
Page 159 - ... the regulation of the hours of work, including the establishment of a maximum working day and week, the regulation of the labour supply, the prevention of unemployment, the provision of an adequate living wage...
Page 160 - Also the failure of any nation to adopt humane conditions of labor is an obstacle in the way of other nations which desire to improve the conditions in their own countries ; The High Contracting Parties, moved by sentiments of justice and humanity, as well as by the desire to secure the permanent peace of the world, agree to the following convention : CHAPTER I.
Page 92 - I believe with the most advanced thinkers as to ultimate ends, including the abolition of the wage system.
Page 110 - We now call upon the workers of our common country to stand faithfully by our friends, oppose and defeat our enemies. whether they be candidates for President, for Congress, or other offices, whether executive, legislative or judicial.
Page 123 - Labor, with a view of compelling terms from corporations or employers, can obtain upon application to the superintendent of either of the offices a detective suitable to associate with their employees and obtain this information.
Page 160 - ... the regulation of the labour supply, the prevention of unemployment, the provision of an adequate living wage, the protection of the worker against sickness, disease and injury arising out of his employment...
Page 121 - To protect the skilled labor of America from being reduced to beggary, and to sustain the standard of American workmanship and skill, the trades unions of America have been established.
Page 109 - We denounce arbitrary interference by Federal authorities in local affairs as a violation of the Constitution of the United States and a crime against free institutions, and we especially object to government by injunction as a new and highly dangerous form of oppression by which Federal 'Judges, in contempt of the laws of the States and rights of citizens, become at once legislators, judges, and executioners...
Page 34 - ... happiness, prosperity and welfare of the whole community — to aid in conferring a due and full proportion of that invaluable promoter of happiness, leisure, upon all its useful members; and to assist, in conjunction with such other institutions of this nature as shall hereafter be formed throughout the union, in establishing a just balance of power, both mental, moral, political and scientific, between all the various classes and individuals which constitute society at large.

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