30,000 Locked Out: The Great Strike of the Building Trades in Chicago

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F. Gindele printing Company, 1887 - Building trades - 204 pages
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Page 132 - In carrying out this agreement, the parties hereto agree to sustain the principle that absolute personal independence of the individual to work or not to work, to employ or not to employ, is fundamental, and should never be questioned or assailed...
Page 70 - ... and opposing improper action upon their part, they should aid and assist them in all just and honorable purposes. That while, upon fundamental principles, it would be useless to confer or arbitrate, there are still many points upon which conferences and arbitration are perfectly right and proper, and that upon such points it is a manifest duty to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by associations to confer together, to the end that strikes, lock-outs, and other disturbances may be prevented.
Page 184 - A limitation upon the number of apprentices in a craft has always existed either by legislative action or by custom of the craft, and the number that should be taken must be affected to a large extent by the general principles of the demand and supply of labor. In France, in the seventeenth century, masters were limited to one apprentice. In England, at the beginning of the eighteenth century, apprentices became so numerous, and because of their numbers, when they became workmen, they were so unskilled...
Page 30 - ... assailed; that upon it depends the security of our whole social fabric and business prosperity, and that employers and workmen should be equally interested in its defense and preservation. While upholding this principle as an essential safeguard for all concerned, this association would appeal to employers in the building trades to recognize that there are many opportunities for good in associations of workmen; and, while condemning and opposing improper action upon their part, they should aid...
Page 158 - ... of workmen ; and while condemning and opposing improper action upon their part, they should aid and assist them in all just and honorable purposes. That while, upon fundamental principles, it would be useless to confer or arbitrate, there are still many points upon which conferences and...
Page 165 - To give all moral and material aid in its power to Its members, and those dependent upon them.
Page 8 - The fundamental objects of this Association shall be to foster and protect the interests of contractors, manual workmen, and all others concerned in the erection and construction of buildings; to promote mechanical and industrial interests; .to acquire, preserve, and disseminate valuable information connected with building trades ; to devise and suggest plans for the preservation of mechanical skill through a more complete and practical apprenticeship system; and to establish uniformity and harmony...
Page 9 - This association affirms that absolute personal independence of the individual to work or not to work, to employ or not to employ, is a fundamental principle which should never be questioned or assailed ; that upon it depends the security of our whole social fabric and business prosperity, and that employers and workmen should be equally interested in its defense and preservation.
Page 10 - ... report results in the form of resolutions of recommendation to the individuals composing the various organizations participating, avoiding all forms of dictatorial authority. 2. That a uniform system of apprenticeship should be adopted by the various mechanical trades. That manual training schools should be established as a part of the public school system...
Page 11 - States should be petitioned to formulate and adopt uniform lien laws, and every organization represented in this Association is recommended to use its best endeavors to secure the passage of the same. 6. Architects and builders should be required to adopt more effectual safeguards in buildings in process of construction, so as to lessen the danger of injury to workmen and others. 7. We recommend the adoption of a system of insurance against injuries by accident to workmen in the employ of builders,...

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