Minimum-Wage Laws of the United States; Construction and Operation

Minimum-Wage Laws of the United States; Construction and Operation

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of work demanded on different days of the week. The chairman of the conference urged the laundrymen to get together and make some proposition looking toward the payment of a weekly living wage, even if full-time work was not furnished the women. Rates as low as $5.20 or $6 per week were said to be impossible of consideration. At the next meeting the employers offered a rate of $1.35 per day, or 15 cents per hour, for a 54-hour week, though they could not guarantee the full 54 hours necessary to earn $8.10. They clearly preferred an hourly rate to a guaranty of any weekly wage. The first orders issued bore date of July 3, 1916, and fixed $8.64 per week for experienced women in the city of Portland and $8.25 elsewhere. An apprenticeship term of one year was fixed, divided into three equal periods, the weekly rates prescribed being $6, $7, and $8, .respectively. The two orders (Nos. 13 and 14) were identical in regard to the apprenticeship term.. In 1918 a single order was issued for the State, advancing the weekly rate to $11.61, the rates for the learning periods being $7.20, $8.40, and $9.60, respectively. This rate was advanced to $13.20 as ' the standard, with rates for learners of $9, $10.50, and $12, by order No. 41 issued August 12, 1919. All these orders limit the number of workers at less than the standard minimum to 25 per cent of the whole number of women employed. The text of order No. 41 appears on pages 329 and 330. TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH OCCUPATIONS. Orders Nos. 15 and 16 prescribe rates for women employed in telephone and telegraph occupations in the city of Portland and elsewhere in the State, respectively. For the city a weekly minimum of $8.64 was prescribed for experienced women, $8.25 being the minimum elsewhere. The...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236772431
  • 9781236772435