Labor Problems and Labor Administration in the United States During the World War, Volume 1

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University of Illinois, 1920 - Labor
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Page 135 - That the Secretary of Labor shall have power to act as mediator and to appoint commissioners of conciliation in labor disputes whenever In his judgment the interests of industrial peace may require it to be done...
Page 25 - August 29, 1916, to the effect that "the President in time of war is empowered, through the Secretary of War, to take possession and assume control of any system or systems of transportation, or any part thereof, and to utilize the same, to the exclusion...
Page 137 - Labor shall be to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable...
Page 192 - An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and prior fiscal years, on account of war expenses, and for other purposes,
Page 112 - This right shall not be denied, abridged, or interfered with by the employers in any manner whatsoever. 2. The right of employers to organize in associations or groups and to bargain collectively through chosen representatives is recognized and affirmed. This right shall not be denied, abridged, or interfered with by the workers in any manner whatsoever.
Page 50 - ... in every field of activity to defend, safeguard and preserve the republic of the United States of America against its enemies...
Page 104 - That the wages of persons employed upon such contracts shall be computed on a basic day rate of eight hours work, with overtime rates to be paid .for at not less than time and one-half for all hours work in excess of eight hours.
Page 198 - President issued a proclamation urging all employers engaged in war work to refrain, after August 1, 1918, from recruiting unskilled labor in any manner whatsoever, except through the United States Employment Service...
Page 144 - California which forbade such employment for more than eight hours a day or fortyeight hours a week.
Page 167 - Machinery for safeguarding conditions of living, including housing, transportation, etc. 5. Fact-gathering body to assemble and present data, collected through various existing Governmental agencies or by independent research, to furnish the information necessary for effective executive action.