Workers' control in the machine industry (Google eBook)

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1922 - 188 pages
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Page 86 - MAXIMUM PRODUCTION The maximum production of all war industries should be maintained and methods of work and operation on the part of employers or workers which operate to delay or limit production, or which have a tendency to artificially increase the cost thereof, should be discouraged.
Page 83 - To settle by mediation and conciliation controversies arising between employers and workers in fields of production necessary for the effective conduct of the war, or in other fields of national activity, delays and obstructions in which might, in the opinion of the National Board, affect detrimentally such production...
Page 32 - Government while making or causing to be made with a stop watch or other time-measuring device a time study of any job of any such employee between the starting and completion thereof, or of the movements of any such employee while engaged upon such work...
Page 32 - ... of any job of any such employee between the starting and completion thereof, or of the movements of any such employee while engaged upon such work; nor shall any part of the appropriations made in this Act be available to pay any premiums or bonus or cash reward to any employee in addition to his regular wages, except for suggestions resulting in improvements or economy in the operation of any Government plant...
Page 48 - When an employee is required to fill the place of another employee receiving a higher rate of pay he shall receive the higher rate; but if required to fill temporarily the place of another employee receiving a lower rate his rate will not be changed.
Page 31 - No part of the appropriations made in this Act shall be available for the salary or pay of any officer, manager, superintendent, foreman, or other person having charge of the work of any employee of the United States Government while making or causing to be made with a stop watch or other time-measuring device a time study of any job of any such employee between the starting and completion thereof, or of the...
Page 12 - Since we, as employers, are responsible for the work turned out by our workmen, we must, therefore, have full discretion to designate the men we consider competent to perform the work and to determine the conditions under which that work shall be prosecuted.
Page 83 - In fixing wages, minimum rates of pay shall be established which will insure the subsistence of the worker and his family in health and reasonable comfort.
Page 37 - Minister to be final judge as to full carrying out of contract. 'The minister shall at all times be the judge as to whether the terms of this contract have been or are being fully and faithfully carried out and complied with within the true intent and meaning thereof, and his decision in that respect shall be binding, final and conclusive.
Page 31 - ... which imply any indignity. Piecework may be introduced where the work to be performed is a continuous duplication, but with the express understanding that piecework rates shall not be cut unless the conditions of production are materially changed. In other cases the rate should be a straight day-wage rate at the highest prevailing rate for a similar class of work in the neighborhood where the government work is to be performed, except that by mutual consent bonus and premium work may be introduced,...

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