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4 edition of Labor and the railroads. found in the catalog.

Labor and the railroads.

by James O. Fagan

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- United States -- Employees,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Accidents

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE174 .F3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination164 p.
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22903394M
    LC Control Number09028733

    Early in the nineteenth century America was beginning to rapidly expand to the west, and the railroads were to play a major role. Seeking labor for the construction the Irish were viewed by the Americans as a valuable kind of emigrant to the United States; cheap labor and .   The Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), which codifies the law of labor relations affecting railroad and airline¹ workers in the United States, can be found at 45 U.S.C. §§ [research it].The RLA came into being in response to a series of violent railroad strikes² during the late nineteenth and early twentieth : Dave Alden.

    Slaves "formed the backbone of the South's railway labor force of track repairmen, station helpers, brakemen, firemen and sometimes even enginemen," wrote University of Pennsylvania historian Walter Licht in the book Working for the Railroad.   Review: Unions keep watch on corporations — Steven Greenhouse digs into labor’s battle Los Angeles unions are among the most successful in the .

    “A Republican for Labor: T. C. Townsend and the West Virginia Labor Movement, ” [; defense counsel for Logan Co. chapter of the UMWA after the Battle of Blair Mountain; Republican candidate for governor in ]. Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States. OCLC Number: Notes: Caption title: Joint Resolution to Provide for a Settlement of the Railroad Labor-Management Disputes between Certain Railroads and Certain of Their Employees. Shipping list no.: P. "J , (H.J. Res. )"--Page [1]. "Public Law " Description.


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