The American Labor Legislation Review, Volume 8

Front Cover
The Association, 1918 - Labor laws and legislation
Includes proceedings and papers of the American Association for Labor Legislation previously published in the two series: Proceedings and Legislative review.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 298 - The ratings shall be based, as far as practicable, upon the average impairments of earning capacity resulting from such injuries in civil occupations...
Page 339 - Even when they are not, by abundant testimony of the medical fraternity continuance for a long time on her feet at work, repeating this from day to day, tends to injurious effects upon the body, and as healthy mothers are essential to vigorous offspring, the physical well-being of woman becomes an object of public interest and care in order to preserve the strength and vigor of the race.
Page 37 - Bristol in 1915 is still applicable, viz., that "this is a war of materials" and that it "has resolved itself into a conflict between the mechanics of Germany and Austria on the one hand, and the mechanics of Great Britain and France (to whom we may now add the United States) on the other." If this be true, it is obvious that everything which tends to conserve our industrial efficiency is as important as a means to the end — the winning of the war — as that which promotes military efficiency....
Page 331 - But if society and industry and the individual were made to pay from day to day the actual cost of the sickness, accident, invalidity, premature death or premature old age consequent upon excessive hours of labor or unhygienic conditions of work, of unnecessary risk, and of irregularity in employment, those evils would be rapidly reduced.
Page 31 - The employment of skilled men should be confined to work which could not be efficiently performed by less skilled labor or by women. (2) Women should be employed as far as practicable on all classes of work for which they are suitable. (3) Semi-skilled and unskilled men should be employed on any work which does not necessitate the employment of skilled men and for which women are unsuitable.
Page 113 - In addition, both the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the National Association of Manufacturers continued their own questioning of US participation in the ILO.
Page 56 - The first great advantage of a centralized system would be in the enormous saving of expense. Under the dual system, a whole set of officials must be maintained whose only duty would be to bring about the coordination of the parts of the system. If the federal government had exclusive control, this coordination would be achieved with only a fraction of the effort, since the local officials would be directly under the control of a single executive head. 2. The second advantage lies in the superior...
Page 259 - ... breach of any rule or regulation adopted by the employer and approved by the Industrial Commission, and brought prior to the accident to the knowledge of the employee.
Page 369 - SAFETY. 1. Maintenance of all existing standards of safeguarding machinery and industrial processes for the prevention of accidents. II. SANITATION. 1. Maintenance of all existing measures for the prevention of occupational diseases. 2. Immediate agreement upon practicable methods for the prevention of special occupational poisonings incident to making and handling explosives.
Page 285 - Every sign of these terrible days of war and revolutionary change, when economic and social forces are being released upon the world whose effect no political seer dare venture to conjecture, bids us search our hearts through and through and make them ready for the birth of a new day — a day, we hope and believe, of greater opportunity and greater prosperity for the average mass of struggling men and women — and of greater safety and opportunity for our children.

Bibliographic information