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30,000 Locked Out.

The Great Strike of the Building Trades in Chicago.

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Author: James C. Beeks
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,020 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.9
LoC Category: HD
Downloads: 1,287
Added to site: 2011.07.27 30510
Genre: History

oop to notice the nonsensical notion of compulsory arbitration, or arbitration under the forms of law, which has found expression in one or two state laws and in one or two bills that have been introduced in congress, and which is not arbitration at all. But, while upon fundamental principles they perceived the uselessness of arbitration, yet they declared that there were many points upon which conferences and arbitration were perfectly right and proper, and that upon such points it was a manifest duty to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by associations to confer together, to the end that strikes, lockouts, and other disturbances might be prevented. They did not, however, lose sight of the fundamental principle first affirmed, but held that the results of conferences should take the form of resolutions of recommendation, and that all forms of dictatorial authority should be avoided. They are evidently willing to meet the men half way when there is really anything to confer about.

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