The Bulletin of the General Contractors Association Volume 5

The Bulletin of the General Contractors Association Volume 5

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...say, with the learned counsel who admitted " an involuntary violation for a few days." He also seemed to have in mind that a failure to pay the union rate constituted a violation. Mr. Gill offered no proof, and certainly the burden of proof was on him, that the majority of stone masons were receiving the union rate of $4.80, thus establishing it as the prevailing rate. No proof, unless the affidavits of the five Italians who all happened to apply for work on July 22, were offered $2.50, refused it and demanded "the prevailing rate of wages, which is $4.80 a day," can be called proof. There is another coincidence about those affidavits. Michele Aiello is one of the quintet who on July 22d were offered $2.50 and spurned it. Michele Aiello is one of the two who filed affidavits that they worked from July 14 to July 17 and were paid $4 per day. Perhaps Michele Aiello is " wop" for John Smith or Abraham Cohen and there are thousands of them, but it seems a coincidence that out of seven disgruntled stone masons two should be Michele Aiellos. Maybe first cousins. Naturally, on such evidence the Commission could do nothing else but dismiss the complaint. Commissioner Cram evidently is not concerned with the ultimate cost to the City had his motion prevailed. Everything is immaterial to him since there is an admission of a violation, which admission we contend was erroneous. The Courts of this State in considering alleged violations of the Labor Law have said in one case: "It cannot have been the purpose or intent of the Act to make a contractor responsible for every accidental violation of the statute as to hours or wages. To give the statute such a construction would put a contractor at the mercy of evil and more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574931
  • 9781236574930