Economic Affairs After World War I
A Statement of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1922
1922: Minutes, 3rd Biennial Convention, ULCA, pp. 415, 422.
Concerning the industrial unrest into which the United States, together with other nations of the world, has been plunged . . . it would have been miraculous and entirely contrary to the teachings of Holy Scripture or the experiences of the past, if there were no such unrest during these post world war days.
There are certain distinct signs of the times of better things ahead. It appears more or less evident that strikes and shutouts which invariably affect the general public more than either employers or employees, are at least in part to yield their sway to arbitration.
We note with grateful hearts the growing consciousness on the part of the public that questions affecting the common wealth ought to be settled by arbitration and we urgently recommend the extension of this principle, adding that such arbitration be made a matter of public record whenever possible.