The American Federationist, Volume 6

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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1899 - Labor unions
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Includes separately paged "Junior union section."

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Page 111 - There shall come from out this noise of strife and groaning A broader and a juster brotherhood, A deep equality of aim, postponing All selfish seeking to the general good. There shall come a time when each shall to another Be as Christ would have him — brother unto brother.
Page 16 - District, which may require or involve the employment of laborers or mechanics shall contain a provision that no laborer or mechanic doing any part of the work contemplated by the contract, in the employ of the contractor or any subcontractor contracting for any part of said work contemplated, shall be required or permitted to work more than eight hours in any one calendar day...
Page 28 - Labor most firmly and unequivocally favors the independent use of the ballot by the trade unionists and workmen, united regardless of party, that we may elect men from our own ranks to make new laws and administer them along the lines laid down in the legislative demands of the American Federation of Labor, and at the same time secure an impartial judiciary that will not govern us by arbitrary injunctions of the courts, nor act as the pliant tools of corporate wealth.
Page 173 - IS it worth while that we jostle a brother Bearing his load on the rough road of life ? Is it worth while that we jeer at each other In blackness of heart? — that we war to the knife? God pity us all in our pitiful strife. God pity us all as we jostle each...
Page 9 - Take up the White Man's burden In patience to abide, To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride; By open speech and simple, An hundred times made plain, To seek another's profit, And work another's gain.
Page 9 - Take up the White Man's burden And reap his old reward: The blame of those ye better, The hate of those ye guard The cry of hosts ye humour (Ah, slowly!) toward the light: 'Why brought ye us from bondage, Our loved Egyptian night?
Page 16 - Each contract to which the state or a municipal corporation is a party which may involve the employment of laborers, workmen or mechanics shall contain a stipulation that no laborer, workman or mechanic in the employ of the contractor, sub-contractor or other person doing or contracting to do the whole or a part of the work contemplated by the contract shall be permitted or required to work more than eight hours in any one calendar day, except in cases of extraordinary emergency caused by fire, flood...
Page 16 - ... more than eight hours in any one calendar day, except in cases of extraordinary emergency caused by fire, food [flood] or danger to life and property...
Page 220 - ... faculty of combination ; save and except also that the savage, as I have known him, is to a large extent free from the greed of money, which eats like a cancer into the heart of the white man. It is a depressing conclusion, but in all essentials the savage and the child of civilisation are identical. I dare...
Page 219 - And thy sharp lightning in unpractised hands Scorches and burns our once serene domain. O aching time ! O moments big as years ! All as ye pass swell out the monstrous truth, And press it so upon our weary griefs That unbelief has not a space to breathe. Saturn, sleep on : O thoughtless, why did I Thus violate thy slumbrous solitude ? Why should I ope thy melancholy eyes ? Saturn, sleep on ! while at thy feet I weep...

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