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CHART III. - Percentages of Trade Union Members Unemployed in Massachusetts, 1908-1915: By Principal Industries.
as large as in the case of the other industries. These facts throw some light upon the question as to which industry should be the first to receive consideration, were the State to establish any system of unemployment insurance, or to provide for the regularization of industry, and if the returns made by labor organizations are to be taken as representative of conditions generally throughout the Commonwealth, the industries which should receive first consideration, in the order of their relative importance from the standpoint of the unemployment problem, would appear to be as follows: (1) Building trades; (2) textile manufacturing; (3) boot and shoe manufacturing; (4) iron and steel manufacturing; (5) printing and allied trades; and (6) transportation.
TABLE 1. National and International Unions and Federations Having Affiliated Locals in Massachusetts at the Close of 1915,
Showing the Number of Chartered Locals in Massachusetts
and at Large.
Table 2. — Number of Delegate Organizations Having Affiliated Locals in Massachusetts at the Close of the Years 1908-1915. TABLE 3. Number and Membership of Local Unions at the Close of 1914 and 1915: By Municipalities and Sex.
TABLE 4. Number and Membership of Local Unions at the Close of 1914 and 1915: By Occupations and Sex.
TABLE 5. Number and Membership of Local Trade Unions at the Close of 1914 and 1915 Having Women as Members: By Occupations.
TABLE 6.- Number and Membership of Local Trade Unions at the Close of 1914 and 1915: By Industries.
TABLE 7. Increase or Decrease in Membership of Identical Unions Existing Both at the Close of 1914 and 1915: By Municipalities.
TABLE 8. Percentages of Membership of Trade Unions Unemployed (All Causes) at the Close of Each Quarter, 1908-1915:
By Principal Occupations.
TABLE 9. Percentages of Membership of Trade Unions Unemployed (All Causes) at the Close of Each Quarter, 1908-1915: By
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National and International Unions and Federations Having Affiliated Locals in Massachusetts at the Close of 1915, Showing the Number of Chartered Locals in Massachusetts and at Large.
NOTE. The organizations preceded by an asterisk (*) were affiliated with the American Federation of Labor at the close of the year 1915. See also the "General Note" at the end of this table.
*Asbestos Workers, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and *Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America,
Barbers International Union of America, Journeymen.
Bill Posters and Billers of America, International Alliance of
Blacksmiths and Helpers, International Brotherhood of
*Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America, International Brotherhood
*Carpenters and Joiners of America, United Brotherhood of
*Carriage, Wagon, and Automobile Workers of North America, International Union of "Carvers Association of North America, International Wood.
Chandelier, Brass, and Metal Workers of North America, Brotherhood of
*Cigar Makers International Union of America,
*Clerks International Protective Association, Retail
*Cloth Hat and Cap Makers of North America, United
Clothing Workers of America, Amalgamated
*Commercial Telegraphers Union of America, The
*Compressed Air and Foundation Workers Union of the United States and Canada,
Drop and Machine Forgers, Die Sinkers, and Trimmer Makers, United Association of
1 This aggregate does not include the affiliated locals of 8 internationals for which the information was lacking and in certain instances, to which attention is called by a specific note, the number as reported in an earlier year has been entered for lack of later information. On the other hand, the aggregate does include a small number of locals which were affiliated with two or more internationals, therein constituting duplications.
2 This aggregate constitutes the actual number of local unions in Massachusetts at the close of the year. A few locals were affiliated with two or more internationals, constituting, in all, 26 duplications, but these duplications were not included in computing the aggregate.
Includes only those locals which were directly affiliated, i.e., locals not affiliated through any national or international union. The locals affiliated indirectly with the American Federation of Labor through its affiliated internationals are enumerated under the individual internationals only, otherwise such locals would be included twice in the aggregate.
• Membership "at-large," i.e., not organized on a local basis.