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Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1914
COURT OF LABOR IS PROPOSED WITH
4 UNIONS FREE OF SHERMAN LAW
Henry Rogers S eager, Noted. Economist and Columbia
Professor, Suggests Plan for Fair Play Between
Capital and abor Says Sherman Act-Should
Nop Be Used. Against 'Employes When
. . . It Isn't Against Employers.
BY; W..H. ALBURN.
New York, Man. 27. In an inter
view today ta hew plan for a; "court,
of labor and capital relations" was
suggested by Henry Rogers Seager,
the;noted economist and professor at'
It istclear that organized capital'
proposes to go the limit- .against .or-'
ganized labor, Under the "restraint of
trade" provision of the Sherman anti-trust
law.- I 'asked Prof: Seager:
"Is a powerful labor union" a. 'com--
bination.'in restraint ofctrade?" .
"No more so khan ja 'manufactur
ers' -association' he' replied.
"to a inilon boycott an offense for
bldVjfen ly the: 9hermaa.anti-.trustv
' 4 '
"No more so than an employers'
black list," answers Prof. Seager.
"Is it right 'to use the Sherman
act against amnion in a" labor war?"
"NO!" replied Prof. Seager, de
cisively. "So long as you don't use
it against the employers is Unjust
to fnyoke it'against the worknferi. It
.should hot be-used against either."
" "The anti-trust act is simply an
enactment of the English common
law principle" that trade must not be
artificially restrained. That is meant
tb," guard the consuming , public
against monopolistic manufacturers
"But when it comes to labor; the
employer is the consumer of the la
bor, and he doesn't need such pro
tection. He can take. care. Of himself
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