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Can't fix women's wages

Can't fix women's wages
Date: July 11, 1925
The Kansas Court of Industrial relations is not empowered to determine minimum wage for women and minors in industry reads an article in the Kansas City Star. The constitutional right of the Industrial Court to fix wages continued for several years following the creation of the Court by a special session of the Kansas Legislature in 1921. Challenged by the Topeka Packing Company and the Topeka Laundry Company in the United States Supreme Court, the court was declared unconstitutional in 1925.

Constitution of the Kansas State Federation of Labor

Constitution of the Kansas State Federation of Labor
Creator: Kansas State Federation of Labor
Date: July 3, 1890
This constitution of the Kansas State Federation of Labor, adopted on July 3, 1890 in Topeka, Kansas, declares the purpose and functions of the organization. The KSFL sought to organize the many labor organizations of Kansas into a federated union in support of general labor concerns. Its members advocated for an eight hour work day, better working conditions, and other industrial and social reforms of interest to all workers.

Governor Walter A. Huxman, correspondence files, box 4

Governor Walter A. Huxman, correspondence files, box 4
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1937-1939 : Huxman)
Date: 1937-1939
These folders contain correspondence with Governor Huxman and are subdivided into state agency files, folders 1 - 6, and subject files, folders 7 - 27. The state agency files contain routine correspondence to and from nearly all of the bureaus of the state government.

Samuel McCune Lindsay to Governor Henry Allen

Samuel McCune Lindsay to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Lindsay, Samuel McCune
Date: April 14, 1920
Samuel McCune Lindsay, Republican National Committee, forwards a report from the Republican subcommittee on social problems to Kansas Governor Henry Allen, member of the Republican National Advisory committee on Policies and Platform.

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