: Before the United States Railroad Labor Board : argument for a wage increase
: Jewell, B. M American Federation of Labor. Railway Employees Dept United States Railroad Labor Board
: Wages Railroads Arbitration, Industrial
: [S.l. : Railway Employes' Dept., A.F. of L.
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o the 1919 figure or index upon thefluctuation of the wage bill in Wisconsin and New York,as reported by the respective State Departments of Labor.It is assizmed that the total wage bill fluctuated in thesame way as the manufacturing. The assumption restsupon the consideration that manufacturing occupies overtwo-thirds of the total and that while transportationearnings perhaps fluctuate less than manufacturing,the earnings of miners fluctuate more. The difference ^ o O between Total Income and Total ITages and Salariesvvcs talien as the share of Eanagement and property. The actual changes in the distributionof income shown in Table 2, can be most clearlyseen in terms of the percentage of income re-ceived by each interest. This is shovm in thefollowing table, No. 5. Chart 2 accompany-ing this table shows the changing share inincome graphically. PERCEWTAGE OF TOTAL INCOME OF MINES, FACTORIES ANDLAND TRANSPORTATION OIVIDEO AMONG MAMA GEMFMTPROPERTY, OFFiClALS, AND LABOR. OTAL REAL INCOME
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l&fd 1914- le/5 (.9/6 131] l9lo 13)3 ISr-O iStl M fl M -^ G E M E M T ^ LABORS 5H 9K 5 4 TABLE 3» DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME PROM MINES, FACTORIESAiro LAND TRANSPORTATION SHOWN BY PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL, Total Share Share of Share of Share ofYear Income of officials Wage Wages and Capital Earners. Salaries. 1913 100^ 28.05^ 5.5^ 66,5^^ 72.0^^ 1914 100 25,2 6.4 67.4 73»8 1915 100 28.5 5.9 65.6 71.5 1916 100 33.3 4.9 61.8 66.7 1917 100 31.1 4.9 64.0 68.9 1918 100 22.7 5.5 71.8 77.3 1919 100 27.1 4.7 68.2 72.9 1920 100 33.4 3.7 62.9 64.6 1921 100 43.8 5.3 50.9 56.3 Jrom this tabic it appears that in 1913 in-vested capital received only a little over one-fourthof the total, 28^ to be exact. Officials receivedslightly over 55b and labor received about two-thirds.These shares were subject only to slight fluctuationsfor the next two years. But in 1916 and 1917 warl^rofits sent managements share up considerably. In 1918 wage earners received slightly morethan their 1913 share, but in 1919 pro
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