This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...have been clearly against workingmen, and especially against trade unionists. The attitude of trade unionists toward the state and the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...have been clearly against workingmen, and especially against trade unionists. The attitude of trade unionists toward the state and the nation should be and is that of all good citizens. The workmen should, and I believe do, realize that they form an integral part of the state and nation, and they should cast their votes and should agitate constantly for the attainment of the aims and ideals of their class. The general attitude of the trade unions towards the state has been misunderstood in consequence of the attitude of a few unions towards the militia. A considerable amount of criticism has been aroused within recent years by the action of the Schenectady Trades' Council in expelling a member for joining the state militia, and it has been popularly claimed that the trade unionists as such are opposed to the military system of the various states. This, however, is a very grave exaggeration. A few labor organizations have rules refusing membership to persons who join the state militia, but the vast majority of trade unions take no action whatsoever in regard to this matter. The feelings of those unionists who are opposed to the militia are summarized in a provision of the constitution of the Journeymen Stone Cutters of North America. "This association does not approve of, or sanction, any of its members belonging to any volunteer military organization, except on a call from the Government for the defense of their country." The cause usually assigned for this antagonism is that the volunteer military organizations have in the past been called out not only to suppress disorder but actually to put down strikes. There are instances in which certain officers have proceeded to the scene of a labor dispute and have congratulated themselves and their loyal...Read Less
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