Congressional Edition Volume 5944

Congressional Edition Volume 5944

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...set forth in their respective petitions, being the pay for all time worked during said period in excess of eight hours per day. The case was brought to a hearing on the evidence and merits on the 31st day of October, 1910. Messrs. Herbert & Micou appeared for the claimants, and the Attorney General by Percy M. Cox, Esq., his assistant and under his direction, appeared for the defense and protection of the interests of the United States. The court, upon the evidence and after considering the briefs and arguments of counsel on both sides, makes the following FINDINGS OF FACT. 1. Between the 21st day of March, 1878, and the 22d day of September, 1882, the claimants herein or their decedents were in the employ of the United States in the navy yard at Washington, D. O, during which time the following order was in force: "Circular No. 8. "navy Depabtment, "Washington, D. C, March tl, 1878. "The following is hereby substituted, to take effect from this date, for the circular of October 25, 1877, in relation to the working hours at the several navy yards and shore stations: "The working hours will be--"From March 21 to September 21, from 7 a. m. to 6 p. m.; from September 22 to March 20, from 7.40 a. m. to 4.30 p. m., with the usual intermission or one hour for dinner. "The departments will contract for the labor of mechanics, foremen, leading men, and laborers on the basis of eight hours a day. All workmen electing to labor ten hours a day will receive a proportionate increase of their wages. "The commandants will notify the men employed, or to be employed, of these conditions, and they are at liberty to continue or accept employment under them or not. "R. W. Thompson, "Secretary of the...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236570833