Yearbook of the American Iron and Steel Institute

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American Iron and Steel Institute., 1920 - Iron industry and trade
 

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Page 280 - That a state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared...
Page 328 - The right of wage earners to organize without discrimination, to bargain collectively, to be represented by representatives of their own choosing in negotiations and adjustments with employers in respect to wages, hours of labor, and relations and conditions of employment is recognized.
Page 327 - While fair argument and persuasion are permissible, coercive methods aimed at turning the "open shop" into a "closed union" or "closed non-union shop" should not be tolerated. There should be no denial of the right of an employer and his workers voluntarily to agree that their relation shall be that of the "closed union shop" or of the "closed non-union shop.
Page 350 - English language, and of other resident persons of foreign birth ; will provide for cooperation with the States in the education of such persons in the English language, the fundamental principles of government and citizenship, the elements of knowledge pertaining to self-support and home making, and in such other work as will assist in preparing such illiterates...
Page 327 - ... the right of wage earners in private as distinguished from Government employment to organize in trade and labor unions, in shop industrial councils, or other lawful form of association, to bargain collectively, to be represented by representatives of their own choosing in negotiations and adjustments with employers in respect to wages, hours of labor, and other conditions of employment, is recognized...
Page 327 - ... to bargain collectively, to be represented by representatives of their own choosing in negotiations and adjustments with employers in respect to wages, hours of labor, and relations and conditions of employment is recognized. This must not be understood as limiting the right of any wage earner to refrain from joining any organization or to deal directly with his employer if he so chooses.
Page 328 - Group voted against it. Thereupon the Union Labor Group retired from the Conference. All through the Conference whenever the question of collective bargaining was discussed, it was apparent that the union labor leaders would not support any resolution in favor of collective bargaining except on the basis that collective bargaining meant bargaining through labor unions. As further evidence of the attitude of the union labor leaders it may be mentioned that in the twelve points published by the leaders...
Page 326 - From 80 per cent, to 90 per cent, or more of labor in this country is non-union. It is for them and the employers generally, and the large class of men and women who are not, strictly speaking, employers or wage earners to determine whether or not it is best for the whole community to have industry totally organized. Judging by experience, we believe it is for the best interest of employer and employee and the general public to have a business conducted on the basis of what we term the "open shop...
Page 327 - Government employment to organize in trade and labor unions, in shop industrial councils, or other lawful form of association, to bargain collectively, to be represented by representatives of their own choosing in negotiations and adjustments with employers in respect to wages, hours of labor, and other conditions of employment, is recognized; and the right of the employer to deal or not to deal with men or groups ,of men who are not his employes and chosen by 'and from among them is recognized;...
Page 323 - Resolved, That the executive officers of the American Federation of Labor stand instructed to call a conference, during this convention of Delegates of all international unions whose interests are involved in the steel industries, and of all the State Federations and City Central bodies in the steel districts, for the purpose of uniting all these organizations into one mighty drive to organize the steel plants of America.

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