Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Apply The Golden Rule To Settle Labor Difficulties, Aug. 14, 1919

From The Review, High Point, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 1919

Let Us Understand One Another and Differences Will Rapidly Melt Away

High Point today is witnessing an unusual really an unnecessary condition. Several hundred men are walking the streets because they feel that they have a right to organize themselves.

On the other hand their former employers (the manufacturers), or at least a majority of them, are on record as being opposed to employing union labor.

This states the situation exactly without attempting to favor either side.

Now as to the result—High Point is the loser and a bad loser, too. The wheels of industry would not be clogged another day if more of the brotherly love spirit was displayed and less of indifference. Surely there is a way. We are, after all, one big family—brothers in a sense—and each dependent upon one another and whatever we have accomplished in this life has been due to this indisputable dependency.

So why stay apart, gentlemen—let’s apply the golden rule and if this is done the wheels of progress will hum merrily on tomorrow and every inhabitant will be happy and contented and feel like exclaiming “How pleasant it is to dwell among brethren.”

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