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1920 Excerpt: ...wages and the steadily ebbing water-line of
working hours have left the sands of the labor world strewn with
the flotsam and jetsam of past employment traditions, and the
wreckage of even our basic manufactories. As a nation consuming
more than it is willing to produce, and drifting on the rocks of
spending more than it is ready to earn, America is today concerned
with no more vital problem than that of the relation of the worker
to his work. The line that depicts per capita production on the
factory chart, however, strikes its average in relation to pay-roll
and hours irrespective of questions of sex or of age. The position
of women in industry today differs not one jot from that of men, in
that in the hands of both rests the solution of the modern economic
riddle of how the streams of adequate wages and bettered industrial
conditions shall be fed from a dwindling spring of national
productive capacity. Did The War Revolutionize IndusTrial
Conditions? While the social changes of the brief war-span must be
measured by generations rather than years, we shall do well to
discard the fallacy that the world conflict has revolutionized the
relation of employer and employee. The search light of emergency
may create a new perspective, and transform the doubtful into the
obvious; but a reversal of the familiar relations of light and
shade in the scene about us can alter nothing, in reality, except
the viewpoint of the spectator. Yet no phrase of the war was more
readily accepted by the public than that declaring that our
industries were confronted by wholly new conditions. Reduced to its
last analysis, the limelight of publicity and the headlines of the
press featured the fact that women were earning a living wage on
the lathe of the machine-shop, in the laboratory ...
|Country of origin:
American Academy of Science
||246 x 189 x 17mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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