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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CHAPTER XI
British and American Shop Committee Plans

We will quote from the Third Triennial Report of the Commission on Social Service of the Episcopal Church on these shop committees (p. 175):

"The shop committee proper must, at the outset, be distinguished from certain spurious forms which have given rise to widespread misconception, and have generally served to confuse the issue. Strictly speaking, the shop committee plan provides for joint meetings of employers and employees' representatives, usually, though not always, equal in number, and of varying powers: 'In most cases the management have not hesitated to agree to be bound by unanimous vote, as they are adequately protected by their own representatives.'

"This definition would rule out of consideration two other types of so-called shop committees, individual instances of which have perhaps bulked larger in the eye of the public than those of the genuine form. One of these is represented in the 'Leitch Plan,' which is simply an attempt to adopt American political machinery to industrial organization, but fails in the vital point of not providing regular joint sessions of the representatives of the two parties -- management and labor.

"The second specious type includes the various other organizations 'of employees which (likewise) do not provide for any joint sessions with the management or its representatives' -- 'welfare associations, brotherhoods,' and so forth.

"What is practically the first notable American experiment in this direction -- irrespective of the particular merits of the plan in question, and has a right to be classified as genuine in accordance with the foregoing definition -- grew out of one of the most serious disturbances in the recent industrial history of the country -- the Colorado miners' strike; and it is significant of the movement in general that it has tended to prevent strikes, particularly during the period of America's participation in the war, and in accordance with rulings and judgments of the National War Labor Board, which are responsible for many shop committees. Other plans have been voluntarily initiated, till now there are

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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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