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.
Table of Contents
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
George Douglas Howard Cole (25 September 1889 - 14 January 1959) was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist he was a long-time member of the Fabian Society and an advocate for the co-operative movement.