« PředchozíPokračovat »
BY A MEMBER
Member of Local 12646 A. F. of L. ; Executive Secretary of the Women's
Handbook of Labor Literature"
Published August, 1914
THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS
RANWAY, N. .
For several years economists, social workers, and magazine writers have done their part to bring the labor problem, in many of its aspects, before the public for impartial consideration.
I find that the cumulative force of recent labor events has influenced some of these people to discourage the presentation of a point of view which is characterized as distinctly labor. It is not that they fail to recognize that there is a labor point of view, but that militant tendencies within the labor movement have alarmed them.
A one time friend of the labor unions, whose good services had been frequently invoked when an intermediary was needed for the settlement of a dispute between capital and labor, told me it was his opinion that the time had gone by for setting forth the labor point of view. As a friend of labor he intended, he said, to exert his energies in putting a stop to the warfare which had developed. It was not, he said, an understanding of the warfare that was needed, but a suppression.
About the same time I learned from an economist, who had given much time to the study of labor conditions, and had formerly welcomed a full presenta