Biennial Report

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Page 437 - I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. "As a result of the war corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed.
Page 262 - Sec. 7. That during the pendency of arbitration under this Act it shall not be lawful for the employer, party to such arbitration, to discharge the...
Page 314 - We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Page 371 - Thus far at least seems certain, that in order to bring up a family, the labour of the husband and wife together must, even in the lowest species of common labour, be able to earn something more than what is precisely necessary for their own maintenance...
Page 252 - Some of our courts, however, are still poring over the law reports of antiquity in order to construe conspiracy out of labor unions. We also have employers who obstruct progress by perverting and misapplying the law of supply and demand, and who, while insisting upon individualism for workmen, demand that they shall be let alone to combine as they please and that society and all its forces shall protect them in their resulting contentions.
Page 319 - ... employment or labor for any other person or persons as provided in this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars and imprisoned in the county jail or workhouse not exceeding thirty days.
Page 317 - It is the first duty of government to make it easy for people to do right, and hard for them to do wrong.
Page 318 - State, and especially those relating to the commercial, industrial, social, educational and sanitary condition of the laboring classes. Said commissioner is hereby authorized and directed, immediately after the passage of this Act, to organize and establish in all cities of the first class and cities of the first and second grade of the second class in the State of Ohio, a free public employment office and shall appoint one superintendent for each of said offices to discharge the duties hereinafter...
Page 262 - ... in the articles of incorporation and in the constitution, rules, and by-laws that a member shall cease to be such by participating in or by instigating force or violence against persons or property during strikes, lockouts, or boycotts, or by seeking to prevent others from working through violence, threats, or intimidations.
Page 316 - Resolved, That the commissioners of labor of the different States recommend to the legislatures of their different States the consideration of the advisability of creating free public employment offices under State control and supervision.

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