Report. 1st- 1887-19 Volume 4

Report. 1st- 1887-19 Volume 4

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...condition of laboring people improving? No. Is the moral condition of laboring people improving? Some Is the financial condition of laboring people improving? No. W1LSON COUNTY. Trade or business followed, manufacturing agricultural implements. Number of months in operation past year, 11, Amount of capital employed, $10,000. Average number of men employed, 6. Average daily wages paid skilled men, $1.50. Average daily wages paid unskilled men, 75c. Number of hours constituting a day's work, 10. How often are wages paid? Weekly. Average price of board per month, $8. Per cent, of wages paid in cash, 100. Per cent, of adult employees who can read and write, 100. Per cent, of employees owning homes 90. Per cent, who save part of earnings, 100. Is the educational condition of laboring people improving? Yes. Is the moral condition of laboring people improving? Yes. Is the financial condition of laboring people improving? Very little. Chapter 1V. TABLE, STATEMENTS AND LETTERS FROM EMPLOYEES IN TOBACCO FACTORIES, MILLS. TANNERIES, CARPENTRY, BLACKSMITHING, Etc. This chapter is made up of replies from various classes of operatives in manufacturing establishments--except cotton and woolen mill operatives--mechanics, general laborers, skilled and unskilled, shoemakers, harness-makers, etc., etc., and the letters and suggestions of these operatives to the Bureau and to the public, in answer to the following inquiries sent them by the Bureau in Circular No. 4. Most of the utterances of these laborers are mild, conservative, moderate in tone, and give evidence of the peacable disposition and patriotic purposes of this class of our citizens. They are none the less candid in the statement of their views about right and wrong in the treatment of laborers, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505212
  • 9781236505217