Wages and Hours of Labor in the Hosiery and Underwear Industry. 1922 May, 1923 Volume 43-56

Wages and Hours of Labor in the Hosiery and Underwear Industry. 1922 May, 1923 Volume 43-56

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...are presented. Feeders also appear for the first time in this report. As hot-mill crews work in three shifts, either 5, 5, and 6, or 5, 6, and 6 days per week in rotation, 8 hours per day, there was little change in the average full-time hours per week of employees in these crews. The slight increases of 1 or 2 per cent (see Table B (9)) shown in the later years were due to one or two plants which work three shifts making two of them 6 days and one 5 days, instead of two 5 days and one 6 days, as had been the custom in previous years. Picklers' average full-time hours per week show the greatest change---from 70.8 in 1910 to 51.1 in 1920. This decrease was caused by a partial change in system, from two to three shifts per day. The average full-time hours per week of laborers decreased rom 63.1 in 1910 to 59.5 in 1920. This change also was due to the introduction of the three-shift system in some plants. Average hourly earnings in 1920 for all occupations shown when compared with an other year for which similar data are presented show a substantial increase. In 1910 the average hourly earnings for laborers were 16.4 cents as compared with 19 cents in 1913, 33.1 cents in 1917, 46.2 cents in 1919, and 53.6 cents in 1920. The 1920 average is over 3 times that of 1910. Average full-time weekly earnings show an increase in all occupations in 1920 when compared with former years. In the occupation of shearmen's helpers in 1910 the avera e full-time weekly earnings were $11.99 and in 1913, $10.77, in 1917 sley had increased to $23.06, "Summary figures relating to the sheet-mill department are given with figures for other departments oi the iron and steel industry on pp. I i012: and an explanation of the scope oi the investigation...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908635
  • 9781236908636