It was a piece rate proposition, a price per mile proposition as to revenues.
A large increase in the piece rate is given when 100 per cent.
Nearly everything is done at the piece rate; a few special jobs alone are done according to the day work rule.
The whole of this work, even to the most trivial detail, is now done at the piece rate.
Moreover, as everything is done at the piece rate, the men will be anxious to make an early start, before the day gets hot.
First, when the piece rate or the more modern premium system is used, employes are paid according to the number of units produced.