Governmental Protection of Labor's Right to Organize: Summary of Evidence Introduced at a Hearing Before the National Labor Relations Board Bearing Upon the Factual Basis of the National Labor Relations Act and the Reasonableness of the Regulations Embodied Therein

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Page 107 - Contractor, including, but not restricted to, acts of God, or of the public enemy, acts of the Government, in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, a,cts of another contractor in the performance of a contract with the Government, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather, or delays of subcontractors or suppliers due to such causes...
Page 127 - THERE SHOULD BE NO STRIKES OR LOCKOUTS DURING THE WAR. Right to Organize 1. The right of workers to organize in trade unions and to bargain collectively through chosen representatives is recognized and affirmed. This right shall not be denied, abridged, or interfered with by the employers in any manner whatsoever.
Page 75 - By the organization of labor and by no other means, it is possible to introduce .an element of democracy into the government of industry. By this means only, the workers can effectively take part in determining the conditions under which they work.
Page 82 - ... the struggle of labor for organization is not merely an attempt to secure an increased measure of the material comforts of life, but is a part of the age-long struggle for liberty; that this struggle is sharpened by the pinch of hunger and the exhaustion of body and mind by long hours and improper working conditions ; but that even if men were well fed they would still struggle to be free.
Page 78 - The Act to create boards of arbitration or commission for settling controversies and differences between railroad corporations and other common carriers engaged in interstate or territorial transportation of property or persons and their employees, approved October first, eighteen hundred and eightyeight, is hereby repealed. Approved, June 1, 1898.
Page 127 - The workers, in the exercise of their right to organize, shall not use coercive measures of any kind to induce persons to join their organizations, nor to induce employers to bargain or deal therewith.
Page 124 - ... to discharge or otherwise discriminate against an employee because he has filed charges or given testimony under this Act; (5) to refuse to bargain collectively with the representatives of his employees, subject to the provisions of section 9(a).
Page 82 - And it is in that, in my opinion, that we will find the very foundation of the unrest; and no matter what is done with the superstructure, no matter how it may be improved one way or the other, unless we reach that fundamental difficulty, the unrest will not only continue, but in my opinion will grow worse.
Page 74 - That it shall be the duty of this commission to investigate questions pertaining to immigration, to labor, to agriculture, to manufacturing, and to business, and to report to Congress and to suggest such legislation as it may deem best upon these subjects.
Page 97 - That it shall furnish such information and suggest such laws as may be made a basis for uniform legislation by the various States of the Union, in order to harmonize conflicting interests and to be equitable to the laborer, the employer, the producer, and the consumer, и INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION, December 5, 1901.

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