The History and Problems of Organized Labor

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D. C. Heath, 1920 - 559 psl.

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397 psl. - The power of this republic, at the present moment, is spread over a region one of the richest and most fertile on the globe, and of an extent in comparison with which the possessions of the house of Hapsburg are but as a patch on the earth's surface.
442 psl. - 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.
182 psl. - Without attempting to review and reconcile all the cases, we are of opinion, that as a general description, though perhaps not a precise and accurate definition, a conspiracy must be a combination of two or more persons, by some concerted action, to accomplish some criminal or unlawful purpose, or to accomplish some inirpose, not in itself criminal or unlawful, by criminal or unlawful means.
169 psl. - A strike is a concerted withdrawal from, work by a part or all of the employees of an establishment, or several establishments, to enforce a demand on the part of employees.
188 psl. - But there can be found running through our legal literature many remarkable statements that an act perfectly lawful when done by one person becomes by some sort of legerdemain criminal when done by two or more persons actIng in concert, and this upon the theory that the concerted action amounts to a conspiracy. But with this doctrine we do not agree. If an individual Is clothed with a right when acting alone, he does not lose such right merely by acting with others, each of whom Is clothed with the...
251 psl. - Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes.
360 psl. - I could not pronounce it unwarranted if Congress should decide that to foster a strong union was for the best interest, not only of the men, but of the railroads and the country at large.
359 psl. - ... employment on one side to accept the services of the employee and a general agreement on the other side to render services to the employer — no term being fixed for the continuance of the employment — Congress could not, consistently with the Fifth Amendment, make it a crime against the United States to discharge the employee because of his being a member of a labor organization.
339 psl. - It would, therefore, seem obvious that legislation which limits the number of hours which women shall be permitted to work to ten hours in a single day, in such employments as are carried on in mechanical establishments, factories and laundries would tend to preserve the health of women and insure the production of vigorous offspring by them, and would directly conduce to the health, morals and general welfare of the public, and that such legislation would fall clearly within the police power of...
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