Industrial Relations Volume 8; Final Report and Testimony, Submitted to Congress by the Commission on Industrial Relations Created by the Act of Augus. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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. 1916 Excerpt: ...The public-service commission now is largely confined to the field of monopoly, especially to the field where rates are nonfluctuating. Prices of street car service, gas, electricity, and railway service are nonductuating, and competition is absent as an element to deal with the private management. In the coal-mining business competition is present und you have iluctuating prices. The argument might be a little weaker in the case of a public-utility commission, in that case than in the case of a glaring monopoly. But I do not think of any other suggestion that to me seems practical at this time. Chairman Walsh. Have you given some thought to the question of the condition of the employees in an industry like the telephone industry in case of postalizatlon by the Government? How would it affect the freedom of contract, the right to bargain collectively, exert a democratic influence in the fixing of conditions of their labor? Congressman Lewis. Well, speaking frankly on that subject, I think the relation of the Government as an employer to the workingman is very different from the relation of the private employer. Without any purpose to stigmatize the interest of the private employer his interest is as an investor. If he does not think about himself first nobody else will. He may have an interest there for underpaying his men or overworking his men. But the Government is purely nn ethical agent. it has no feelings, it has no purposes except those that are ethical and it is absolutely without temptation to overwork or underpay its employees. Therefore the labor organizations as an instrument of defense in private employment is unnecessary in public employment, and the relation of the employee under the Government, the Postal Service to the Government, seems to ...
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