Readings on the Relation of Government to Property and Industry

By Samuel P. Orth | Go to book overview

VI
LABOR LAWS AND THE LABOR CONTRACT

PROGRESSIVE TENDENCIES IN LABOR LAW ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA

BY JOHN B. ANDREWS, SECRETARY AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABOR LEGISLATION

(From American Labor Legislation Review, December, 1913)

One of the most important phases of the newer relations the government is assuming toward industry is discovered in the rapidly multiplying laws affecting labor: they embrace not only factory regulations, but laws pertaining to the labor contract, hours, wages, employers' liability. The attitude of the courts towards labor laws and labor disputes, especially towards boycotts, is of growing importance. -- EDITOR'S NOTE.

Numerous as the obstacles usually are to securing the enactment of wise labor laws, to secure their efficient enforcement is even more difficult. Much of our labor law in the past has failed of its purpose on account of defective administration.

During the first fifty years of labor legislation in America little attention was given to the problems of enforcement. No special machinery was created to inquire into the operation of these laws. No new authorities were given the responsibility of enforcing them.

But beginning in Massachusetts in the year 1869, with the formation of the first state Labor Bureau in the world, a new chapter opened in which is recorded a long succession of attempts to organize state machinery for the systematic investigation of labor conditions and the publication of labor statistics. It was not until several years later, however, that state bureaus were created for the definite purpose of inspecting work places to discover and prosecute violations of the law. State after state has established bureaus of factory inspection and labor statistics until such bureaus exist to-day in forty-two states. Indeed, in several instances, within a single commonwealth the various recognized functions of a labor bureau are scattered through more than half- a-dozen different bureaus, boards or departments. This lack of unity of authority and responsibility has been one of the causes of lax

-413-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Readings on the Relation of Government to Property and Industry
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 666

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.