Sixth Annual Report of the Union Scale of Wages and Hours of Labor in Massachusetts, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

Sixth Annual Report of the Union Scale of Wages and Hours of Labor in Massachusetts, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Sixth Annual Report of the Union Scale of Wages and Hours of Labor in Massachusetts, 1915 By time-rate of wages, as used in this report, is meant the agreed upon in return for services for a specified period, an hour, day week, etc., and should not be confounded with actual earnings, sino earnings of employees depend both upon the rates of wages paid and upon the continuity of their employment. Thus, in the trades the actual earnings of an employee are determined not the rate of wages but also by the amount of building being condition of the weather, the amount of material on hand, etc. Of wages per hour, or per day, serve chiefly to show, by compa rates published in earlier reports, the upward or downward wages. Although the rate of wages may increas period, a scarcity of work may effect even a earnings during that period, while, on the othe work, reducing the idle period, may have a favorable effect upon actual earnings even though the rate of wages may have remained changed. Again, in the case of employees receiving a daily rate, working hours per day may be reduced, thereby increasing the rate hour, but leaving the actual daily wages unchanged. Likewise, granting of a weekly half-holiday, without loss of wages, effects an i in the hourly rate of wages while the actual weekly earnings rem same. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243214030
  • 9780243214037