Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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SECTION II
ORGANIZED LABOR AND CAPITAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROBLEMS

INTRODUCTION

A most important part of this report is considered by the Committee to be that which relates to the constructive elements in the problems which it has been obliged to consider, and of them constructive elements those that relate to the problems of industry are the most complex as well as the most radically vital. In considering them we must view them from three angles: from the angle of organized labor; from that of organized capital of the employer; and, finally, from the point of view of the public.

There are apparently irreconcilable elements in this survey, if one takes merely the viewpoint of one of these parties to the problem.

What the Committee hopes will result from a disinterested examination of the most obvious of these problems, in their essential features, is that no such irreconcilable clash of interests exists, and that a thorough education in the character and history of these problems will help to mitigate present differences of opinion. These and cognate problems require the most careful consideration of members of the Legislature, if they are to appreciate the fields in which radical pressure is being exerted.

As a detailed study will be impossible within these limits, and as any expression of opinion in disputed questions of this sort would be inadvisable, the Committee confines itself to selecting a few central topics illustrating the present preoccupations of labor and capital and the public. But if we are to face the full problem of labor psychology we must make clear the attitude of organized labor toward practical politics, as well as its attitude toward the introduction of economic pressure and mass action. All over the world at present looms the menace to the present political order of a super-government by means of the menace and the actual use of the strike in industries vital to the public welfare. We have seen what the program and tactics of the revolutionary elements are in this field. It is necessary for a complete survey that we should show what is the attitude of the evolutionary elements, especially as represented by the American Federation of Labor.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents iii
  • Volume IV viii
  • Addendum xviii
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • General Introduction 2011
  • Section I - Protective Governmental Measures 2015
  • Chapter I 2017
  • Chapter II 2024
  • Chapter III 2075
  • Section II - Organized Labor and Capital and Industrial Problems 2095
  • Introduction 2097
  • Chapter I 2106
  • Chapter II 2133
  • Chapter III 2148
  • Chapter IV 2151
  • Chapter V 2154
  • Chapter VI 2160
  • Chapter VII 2166
  • Chapter VIII 2174
  • Chapter IX 2180
  • Chapter X 2193
  • Chapter XI 2204
  • Chapter XII 2216
  • Chapter XIII 2226
  • Chapter XIV 2238
  • Chapter XV 2244
  • Chapter XVI 2251
  • Section III subsection I - Educational Training for Citizenship 2275
  • Introduction 2279
  • Chapter I 2293
  • Chapter II 2328
  • Chapter III - Teacher Requirements and Teacher Training 2335
  • Chapter IV - Curricula Recommended for Courses of Citizenship Training 2346
  • Chapter V - Regulated Attendance 2350
  • Chapter VI - Appropriations 2356
  • Section III subsection II 2359
  • Chapter I 2361
  • Chapter II 2366
  • Section III subsection III 2411
  • Chapter I 2417
  • Chapter II 2439
  • Chapter III 2564
  • Chapter IV 2569
  • Chapter V 2623
  • Chapter VI 2701
  • Chapter VII 2949
  • Chapter VIII 3018
  • Chapter IX 3052
  • Chapter X 3060
  • Chapter XI 3079
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