The great captains of industry, the oligarchs, had for the first time thrown their full weight into the breach the struggling employers' associations had made.
The employers' associations, that had helped the captains of industry to tear and rend labor, were now torn and rent by their quondam allies.
The combined Employers' Associations
put up a solid front, and found facing them the
There's the labor unions an' employers' associations
, an' strikes', an' hard times, an' huntin' for jobs, an' all the rest.
It would print great broadsides during the campaign; one copy that came to Jurgis was a manifesto addressed to striking workingmen, of which nearly a million copies had been distributed in the industrial centers, wherever the employers' associations
had been carrying out their "open shop" program.
The unions and the employers' associations
had locked horns with a determination that looked as if they intended to settle the matter, one way or the other, for all time.
Coletti, president and CEO of the Building Trades Employers' Association
The biggest emphasis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS), Chamber of Trade Crafts and Small Business (OZS), the Chamber of Commerce (TZS), the Employers' Association
, the Association of Trade Crafts Employers and the Manager Association is on creating a climate friendly to business.
University and Colleges Employers' Association
(Ucea) has called for talks with teaching unions to resolve the current crisis which could mean some final year students do not graduate this summer.
EEF West Midlands, an employers' association
that deals with firms in the engineering, manufacturing and technology-based industries, was responsible following MG Rover's collapse for redeploying the engineering and commercial apprentices.
Appropriately enough, Sudwestmetall are the German employers' association
for the steel and electrical industries.
The unions said they had received a commitment from the employers' association
to reach an agreement guaranteeing labour stability by 1 June.