The Limits of Trade Union Militancy: The Lancashire Textile Workers, 1910-1914

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1978 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
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Contents

Introduction
3
The Cotton Workers in the Early Twentieth Century An Economic and Social Profile
13
The Tenacity of Sectional Differences
31
The Decline of Workers Mobility and Shareholding
64
Attempts to Routinize Conflict The Unions Industrial Policies 190010
75
The Strikes of 191014
90
Limited Industrial War The Spinning Lockout of 1910
112
The Weavers Lockout of 191112 Trade Union Principles Versus Managerial Prerogatives
126
Conclusion
179
Disputes Involving Workers in Weaving Processes
185
Disputes Initiated by Piecers
203
Disputes Initiated by Mule Spinners
211
Strikes Initiated by Cardroom Workers
217
Strikes Initiated by Miscellaneous Cotton Workers
223
Notes
227
Index
251

Politics and the Labor Unrest
146

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