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1891 Excerpt: ... to keep prices where they would enable them to
pay their men proper prices? And here is where the employee gets
the advantage referred to. Another way in which the Typothetse is
doing good work is in asking several members to make estimates on
certain jobs and then submitting the figures for criticism by the
other members. This is an admirable plan and tends toward the same
desirable object--better prices. Another good result which must be
one of the inevitable outcomes of the formation of this
organization is a more reasonable and just treatment of employees
by their employers. Those who treat their men as though they were
slaves and pay them little better than starvation wages will soon
learn that such conduct is considered both impolitic and
unprofitable by the better class of employers and they will have to
change their methods, even to be respectable. In the printing
business the number of unjust and unreasonable masters is growing
very small and their places are being filled by men of broader
views, just as the number of drunken and unreliable workmen is
diminishing and the ranks are being filled by sober and industrious
men. Anything which will help to further this state of things,
should be earnestly sought and cultivated by all who depend for
support upon the printing business, whether employer or employee.
In conclusion, the writer would advise the members of the
Typotheta3 to meet as often as possible to compare notes and
discuss matters of mutual interest. To this end it would be well
for the secretaries of local branches to formulate questions for
consideration which admit of differences of opinion, and arrange
for one member to open in the affirmative and another to take the
negative side. Then a general discussion could follow and much good
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