Employes' Representation in Coal Mines: A Study of the Industrial Representation Plan of the Coloraco Fuel and Iron Company

Employes' Representation in Coal Mines: A Study of the Industrial Representation Plan of the Coloraco Fuel and Iron Company

Employes' Representation in Coal Mines: A Study of the Industrial Representation Plan of the Coloraco Fuel and Iron Company

Employes' Representation in Coal Mines: A Study of the Industrial Representation Plan of the Coloraco Fuel and Iron Company

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"WAGE-EARNERS' participation in management" is the general title under which the Department of Industrial Studies of the Russell Sage Foundation is carrying forward a series of investigations of new experiments in the organization of relations between employers and employes in industrial enterprises in the United States.

The series was planned in 1919 after interviews with a number of persons, including engineers, social workers, investigators, government officials, employers, and representatives of labor, whose advice had been sought as to how the Foundation could most effectively contribute toward the improvement of human relations in industry. The consensus of opinion seemed to be that there was great need to record the experience of those industries in which definite effort had been made to give wageearners a voice in matters affecting their employment. These efforts had taken forms varying from conferences between employers and employes on wages, hours, and other conditions of employment to genuine participation by the workers in management.

These experiments include many kinds of organiza-

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