This brilliant analysis, first published in 1923, predicted the development of shop floor bargaining and explains how attitudes, doubts and fears have remained relatively fixed yet open to various pressures. Most of all, it shows why employers extended recognition to work place unionism in the crucial years of 1917-19. This title will be of interest to students and scholars of labour history.
1. Introductory 2. Workshop Organisation before the War 3. Workshop Organisation before the War (continued) 4. The Rise of the Workers’ Committees 5. The War-time Shop Steward and his Work 6. The Shop Stewards and Dilution 7. Payment by Results in the Workshops 8. Shop Stewards and ‘Recognition’ 9. Shop Stewards – ‘Official’ and ‘Unofficial’ 10. The Aims of the Workers’ Committees 11. Politics in the Workshop Movement 12. Movements Analogous to the Workshop Movement 13. Workshop Organisation under the ‘Whitley’ Report 14. The Workshop Movement and the End of the War 15. The Possibilities of Workshop Organisation; Appendices
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.