Biennial Report of the Industrial Welfare Commission Volume 2

Biennial Report of the Industrial Welfare Commission Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...that all concerned must consider them fully and observe them, if that which society needs the most--social justice--is to be obtained. The attainment of it means the preservation of civilization itself. There are employers who deal very fairly with their employes, not alone in wages paid but in the general environment under which such service is performed, and it is upon the acts of such individuals and corporations that the Commission desires to base its standard of operations in the performance of the duties that the law imposes upon it. There are very many, however, who are prone to defeat the measure of justice morally due, and it must have been because of this that the people of this state through their legislative representatives enacted the minimum wage law. Many of the employers seem to feel that the law is not being enforced. This erroneous opinion comes through lack of information relative to the work of the Commission, and what it has been doing during the two and one-half years of its existence. Let us repeat that during this time a sum of money, in the aggregate about $7,000, has been secured for employees because of underpayment in the way of wages allowed during that time, in some cases employees who were defrauded of the entire amount due them in wages. It has raised the standard of labor by compelling a better wage, and in fact has benefited employers through the greater efficiency among the women they employ. Justice is oft times defeated. It fails to discover all of the. defaulters, but that is no evidence that the law is not beneficial in a general way. Many firms are not affected by the law at all, because they are doing as well or better than the law demands. Some claim that the law levels the efficient worker to the more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565924
  • 9781236565921