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Women's trade union movement in Great Britain, by Katherine Graves

Busbey, A. B.:

History of the movement..

1-5

Obstacles to organization of women..

5-10

Occupations temporary

6

Low wages and low standard of living -

6,7

Class distinctions....

8,9

Liability to victimization and apathy.

9, 10

Attitude of male trade unionists to organization of women

11-18

Growth of organization among women workers..

18–22

Results of organization of women workers...

22-32

Aid secured through legal proceedings .

22, 23

Recent legislation

23-25

Crusade against living-in and truck systems.

25-29

Protection against fines and imposition

29-31

The marriage dowry...

31, 32

Conciliation and arbitration.

32

The Women's Trade Union League...

32-43

Methods employed by the league..

32-37

Advantages of representation in the Trade Union Congress... 37, 38

Advantages of affiliation with the General Federation of Trade Unions. 39–43

Relation of women's trade unions to low wages and the sweating system. 44-50

Conclusions...

50-58

Appendix

58-65

Cost of living of the working classes in the principal industrial towns of France:

Scope of the investigation....

66, 67

Rents of working-class dwellings

67-71

France

67-69

France and Great Britain compared

70, 71

Retail prices ...

71-80

France

71-77

Rents and prices combined.

77

France and Great Britain compared

77-80

Rates of wages.

80-84

France

80-83

Relation of rates of wages to rents and prices.

83

France and Great Britain compared

84

Hours of labor .....

85

Summary of conclusions ...

85, 86

Changes in retail prices and rates of wages between October, 1905, and

October, 1907

86, 87

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