Second Report of the Factory Investigating Commission, 1913 Volume 2

Second Report of the Factory Investigating Commission, 1913 Volume 2

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... new girl who began work yesterday. She was wondering how much she could earn, and a woman told her the law was now being enforced and we would not be allowed to make over $6 a week; she expressed great dissatisfaction at this and thought the law stupid." "Mrs. B who works at my table says she would gladly work every evening until 9 p. m." No woman, however, works 12, 15 or 20 hours for pleasure. She does it for the money she can earn. And the lower wages are, the greater is the incentive to long hours of labor. The very low wages which are paid in the canning industry unquestionably largely explains the desire of the women to work long hours. (2) But even if women do wish to work unrestricted hours, 80, 90 or 119% hours a week, that is not a reason, according to the United States Supreme Court, why they should be permitted to do so. Their children, their children's children, and the State have a vital interest in their health, and the courts have upheld the rights of the State to protect the health of women by limiting their right to contract to work more than a fixed number of hours. (3) However, it is evident in the cannery towns that, because of selfish interests and lack of sympathy with its provisions, there are few persons who want to see the Labor Law enforced. (2) See next chapter. (3) California: Matter of Miller. 124 Pacific Rep., 427. Illinois: Act of 1909 held constitutional In Ritchie v. Wayman, 244 III., 509. Act of 1911 held constitutional in People v. Elderlng, 98 Northeastern Rep.. 982 Louisiana: State v. Orunewald, Crlm. Dlst. Ct, Judge Joshua O. Baker, de-cided April 20, 1911. Michigan: Withey v. Bloem, 163 Mich., 419. Nebraska: Wenham v. State, 65 Neb., 394. Ohio: Ex parte Hawley. 198 Northeastern Rep., 1126....
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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531957
  • 9781236531957