A History of Trade Unionism in the United States

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Macmillan, 1922 - Labor-unions - 313 pages

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Page 214 - A fair day's wage for a fair day's work," we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, "Abolition of the wage system." It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for the every-day struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown.
Page 225 - And no such restraining order or injunction shall prohibit any person or persons, whether singly or in concert, from terminating any relation of employment, or from ceasing to perform any work or labor, or from recommending, advising, or persuading others by peaceful means so to do...
Page 68 - To make industrial and moral worth, not wealth, the true standard of individual and National greatness.
Page 225 - ... persuading others by peaceful, and lawful means so to do ; or from paying or giving to, or withholding from, any person engaged in such dispute, any strike benefits or other moneys or things of value ; or from peaceably assembling in a lawful manner, and for lawful purposes ; or 'from doing any act or thing which might lawfully be done in the absence of such dispute by any party thereto ; nor shall any of the acts specified in this paragraph be considered or held to be violations of any law of...
Page 225 - ... attending at any place where any such person or persons may lawfully be, for the purpose of peacefully obtaining or communicating information, or from peacefully persuading any person to work or to abstain from working; or from ceasing to patronize or to employ any party to such dispute, or from recommending, advising, or persuading others by peaceful and lawful means so to do...
Page 232 - Workers have no delusions regarding the policy which property owners and exploiting employers pursue in peace or in war and they also recognize that wrapped up with the safety of this Republic are ideals of democracy, a heritage which the masses of the people received from our forefathers, who fought that liberty might live in this country — a heritage that is to be maintained and handed down to each generation with undiminished power and usefulness.
Page 149 - But when an association is formed for purposes actually innocent, and afterwards its powers are abused, by those who have the control and management of it, to purposes of oppression and injustice, it will be criminal in those who thus misuse it, or give consent thereto, but not in the other members of the association.
Page 77 - We have no ultimate ends. We are going on from day to day. We are fighting only for immediate objects — objects that can be realized in a few years.
Page 43 - Whether you work by the piece or work by the day, Decreasing the hours increases the pay.
Page 138 - The collective ownership by the people of all means of production and distribution.