A Generation of Industrial Peace: Thirty Years of Labor Relations at Standard Oil Company

A Generation of Industrial Peace: Thirty Years of Labor Relations at Standard Oil Company

A Generation of Industrial Peace: Thirty Years of Labor Relations at Standard Oil Company

A Generation of Industrial Peace: Thirty Years of Labor Relations at Standard Oil Company

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For some thirty years now, men an management of companies affiliated with Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) have worked together in harmony and understanding based on a philosophy of mutual respect. This record has been a matter of understandable pride to the Jersey organization.

Because tranquillity by its very nature is unspectacular and unnewsworthy, people in general have been little aware of the steady march of the years of peace.

The Jersey Company believes that this story is one well worth the telling. Therefore Stuart Chase, writer on economics and related subjects who has an abiding interest in the impact of science and machinery on human beings, was invited to survey Jersey's labor relations and report his findings in THE LAMP.

Mr. Chase was assured complete freedom to reach his own conclusions, whether favorable or unfavorable to the company.

He spent several months on the assignment. He visited refineries at Bayonne and Baton Rouge. He chatted with still- men, with union leaders and representatives of management.

The article which appears on the following pages is the result. Written in Mr. Chase's remarkably lucid and entertaining style, it is the story primarily of a philosophy, rather than a mechanism, which has enabled men to work with men--in peace for a generation.

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