TITLE

STORY OF MINIMUM WAGE LEGISLATION

PUB. DATE
June 1957
SOURCE
Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul57, Vol. 36 Issue 6/7, p165
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the background of minimum wage legislation in the U.S. The concept of establishing minimum wage rates and other labor standards by legislation developed in New Zealand and Australia at the end of the nineteenth century. Similar legislation in the form of a wage-board act was passed in Great Britain in 1909. The application of these principles in the U.S. differs for women and minors and in the emphasis on a wage sufficient to supply the necessary cost of proper living. It was in the first decade of the 20th century that the country saw a growing wave of interest in women workers and began to express concern about conditions under which thousands of its citizens labored for wages.
ACCESSION #
12287466

 

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