Civilizing Capitalism: The National Consumers' League, Women's Activism, and Labor Standards in the New Deal Era

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appendix 3
Selected Landmarks in
the History of Labor
Standards Regulation
1905 Lochner v. New York, 198 U. S. 45, strikes down maximum hours law for men.
1908 Muller v. Oregon, 208 U. S. 412, upholds maximum hours law for women.
1912 Massachusetts enacts first minimum wage law (for women).
1917 Bunting v. Oregon, 243 U. S. 426, lets stand maximum hours law for men and women. Stettler v. O'Hara, 243 U. S. 629, lets stand minimum wage law for women.
1918 Hammer v. Dagenhart, 247 U. S. 251, strikes down federal child labor law.
1923 Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U. S. 525, strikes down women's minimum wage law.
1924 Radice v. New York, 264 U. S. 292, upholds law restricting women's night work.
1933 National Recovery Administration created; NRA codes establish maximum hours and minimum wages for men and women; seven states enact minimum wage laws for women.
1935 Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, 295 U. S. 495, invalidates NRA.
1936 Morehead v. New York ex rel. Tipaldo, 298 U. S. 587, invalidates women's minimum wage law.
1937 West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U. S. 379, sustains women's minimum wage law.
1938 Congress passes Fair Labor Standards Act; Kentucky and Louisiana enact women's minimum wage laws; Virginia enacts strong women's hours law.
1941 United States v. Darby Lumber Company, 312 U. S. 100, upholds FLSA.
1969 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rules against womenonly labor laws.

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