Factory Legislation in Maine Volume 33

Factory Legislation in Maine Volume 33

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...This of course implied that they had improved machinery, the speed had been increased and that no waste of time was allowed." In regard to child labor he says, " It is impossible to obtain correct information as to the number of children under twelve years of age employed in the mills and workshops before uly Ist, I887, at which time the law went into effect, but it is universally acknowledged by persons well able to judge that the enforcement of the law has done much to keep children under twelve years of age out of the mills and shops." The regulations in regard to school attendance did not take effect until anuary I, I888, before which time Mr. Campbell had succeeded in notifying the mills and workshops of the arrangement and having them ready to comply with the law. 1 Report of Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics, 1887, p. 2. 83 33 2. Labor Aids Enforcement.--In the.se early days of enforcement the labor organizations were a great advantage as auxiliaries to the officials of the department. " In carrying on the work," says Labor Commissioner Matthews, " in which I am engaged, I have found labor organizations of great service in enabling me to reach the laborers as I could 1 Report of Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics, I887. p. 219. not otherwise have done. In short I have come to believe that the solution of the problem lies in evolution rather than revolution." I 3. Some Faults in The Laws.--The first investigation of the labor conditions of the State was now possible, and during the year I888 the deputy commissioner was engaged in this work. Unfortunately his report deals more with impressions than with exact data, but considerable light is thrown upon the...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969235
  • 9781236969231