United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation: Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Sixty-fifth Congress, Second-[third] Session, on S.Res. 170, Directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate All Matters Connected with the Building of Merchant Vessels Under the Direction of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, and Report Its Findings to the Senate, Together with Its Recommendations Thereon. [Dec. 21, 1917-, Jan. 30, 1919].

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Page 1814 - Part further covenants and agrees to merchandise such wheat in foreign ports, it being understood and agreed between the Party of the First Part and the Party of the Second Part...
Page 1575 - But, despite all our endeavors and hopes, should our country be drawn into the maelstrom of the European conflict, we, with these ideals of liberty and justice herein declared, as the indispensable basis for national policies, offer our services to our country in every field of activity to defend, safeguard and preserve the republic of the United States of America against its enemies whomsoever they may be, and we call upon our fellow workers and fellow citizens in the holy name of Labor, Justice,...
Page 1569 - ... the Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers, Brass and Silver Workers...
Page 1569 - ... scope and opportunity for voluntary effective co-operation in spirit and in action. During the long period in which it has been establishing itself, the labor movement has become a dynamic force in organizing the human side of industry and commerce. It is a great social factor, which must be recognized in all plans which affect wage-earners.
Page 1569 - Duncan, first vice president of the American Federation of Labor and president of the Granite Cutters' International Association of America.
Page 1569 - We hold that if workers may be asked in time of national peril or emergency to give more exhausting service than the principles of human welfare warrant, that service should be asked only when accompanied by increased guarantees and safeguards, and when the profits which the employer shall secure from the industry in which they are engaged have been limited to fixed percentages.
Page 1574 - Co-operation presumes good will and there can be no good will without recognition of mutual rights. Therefore, the recognition of the employes as a group having common interests is one of the fundamental prerequisites to co-operation.
Page 1569 - Industrial justice is the right of those living within our country. -With this right there is associated obligation. In war time obligation takes the form of service in defense of the Republic against enemies. We recognize that this service may be either military or industrial, both equally essential for national defense. We hold this to be incontrovertible that the Government which demands that men and women give their labor power, their bodies, or their lives to its service should also demand the...
Page 1570 - Responsible statesmen must now everywhere see, if they never saw before, that no peace can rest securely upon political or economic restrictions meant to benefit some nations and cripple or embarrass others, upon vindictive action of any sort, or any kind of revenge or deliberate injury.
Page 1569 - Labor demands the right in war times to be the recognized defender of wage-earners against the same forces which in former wars have made national necessity an excuse for more ruthless methods.