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Yvon, M., 1899-1986. What has become of the Russian Revolution - Image 37. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 13, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4766/show/4734.

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Title What has become of the Russian Revolution
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  • Yvon, M., 1899-1986
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  • Integer
Publisher International Review
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  • New York, New York
Date 1937
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  • Communism
  • Economics
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  • Social conditions
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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Original Item Extent 63 pages; 22 cm
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Transcript Why six days? Simply not to seem to be going back to where you started from. Workers in the West have read into this reform a revolutionary meaning that the masters of Soviet Russia have never tried to attribute to it. The fact is that the change has enabled them to increase the number of work days in the year. The eight supplementary "Sundays" — 60 for the six-day week instead of 52 for the seven-day week—that seem to be gained this way do not compensate for the suppressed 15 non-Sunday religious holidays which the Russians were accustomed to celebrate, of course, without working. The 40 hours' work week and the two weeks' paid holiday (in France) represent, as compared with the seven-hour day of the USSR an annual advantage of sixty hours: 1950 hours against 2009. The Work Day Officially the work day is seven hours long. For underground workers (going down and coming up not included, however), for unhealthful work, for workers under 18 years of age, the day is six hours long. This is the result of a measure decreed on January 2, 1929, in the place of the eight hour day, in order to enable Stalin to knock down the last opposition to himself in the Party, headed by Rykov and Tomski, who accused him of not having at heart the immediate interests of the workers. The seven-hour day was made general only four years later, on the 1st of October, 1933. The work day is generally broken by an hour's rest for the midday meal. Clerks employed in a factory stay there the same number of hours as the factory workers. Clerks not connected directly with the production (management, etc.) stay six and a half hours. But with hardly any exception, all add, "of their own accord", supplementary one or two hours. This does not strain the budget of the establishments where they are employed, since they are paid by the month. The employee failing to live up to this rule soon finds himself branded as a conscienceless fellow who "haggles with socialism". This is more serious than a bad mark, and will always lead to a great deal of trouble. The workers, on the other hand, are supposed to have their overtime paid at the rate of time and a half for the first two hours and double for following time. The practice of paid overtime is common, however, only for maintenance workers. This is explained by the following reasons. First, it is important to make repairs as rapidly as possible, so that the factory can continue to function. The amount to be paid as overtime cannot be taken into consideration in this case. In the second place, there is a marked tendency on the part of the workers to want to take advantage of the chance to do the better paid overtime work. For most workers, the unfailing additions to the seven-hour day take another form. When the Plan has provided for more than the factory can produce, or when out of sheer "socialist emulation" the management of the factory wants to realize its quota ahead of time, then the "trade union" committee "has the workers decree that they, the workers will sacrifice their time of repose to the Revolution" by working on their rest day. It sometimes happens that the workers are also obliged by "their own de- 35