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PREFACE
THE AMERICAN PLAN
THE DRIVE FOR THE OPEN SHOP
ASSOCIATIONS
OTHER METHODS OF ATTACK
THE COMPANY UNION
EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP
PERSONNEL, WELFARE AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES
LABOR'S CRITICISMS AND REMEDIES
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The Americanization of Labor

The Americanization of Labor

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INTRODUCTION
By SCOTT NEARING
The Americanization of Labor describes one theme in a
general pattern that has been running through American public
life for more than a generation. Since 1898 the ruling
class of the United States has emerged with dramatic suddenness
from a position of uncertainty at home and of relative
obscurity in world affairs to the dizzying heights of power and
prestige.
Business class power in the United States is not the result
of accident. Since the organization of the Standard Oil Co.
in 1870, of the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and
the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 the business
interests have added steadily to their wealth and to their
control over the political and social machinery of the country.
Probably there is no country in the world to-day where the
business interests occupy a position of such unchallenged
power as that which they now hold in the United States.
Economic and historic forces have united to push the United
States business interests into the foreground. Business leaders
have planned and manipulated. Deliberately they have
forged the links in the chain of their economic power. To-day
they have, almost within their grasp, a monopoly of the best
exploiting opportunities in the world. A brief description of
some of the more important factors in this quick rise to power
forms an excellent background from which to consider a detailed
study of the offensive recently inaugurated by the American
employers against the organized workers.
INTRODUCTION
By SCOTT NEARING
The Americanization of Labor describes one theme in a
general pattern that has been running through American public
life for more than a generation. Since 1898 the ruling
class of the United States has emerged with dramatic suddenness
from a position of uncertainty at home and of relative
obscurity in world affairs to the dizzying heights of power and
prestige.
Business class power in the United States is not the result
of accident. Since the organization of the Standard Oil Co.
in 1870, of the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and
the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 the business
interests have added steadily to their wealth and to their
control over the political and social machinery of the country.
Probably there is no country in the world to-day where the
business interests occupy a position of such unchallenged
power as that which they now hold in the United States.
Economic and historic forces have united to push the United
States business interests into the foreground. Business leaders
have planned and manipulated. Deliberately they have
forged the links in the chain of their economic power. To-day
they have, almost within their grasp, a monopoly of the best
exploiting opportunities in the world. A brief description of
some of the more important factors in this quick rise to power
forms an excellent background from which to consider a detailed
study of the offensive recently inaugurated by the American
employers against the organized workers.

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