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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.


Decision of U.S. Supreme Court blow to Kansas

Decision of U.S. Supreme Court blow to Kansas
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: April 13, 1925
"Hours of labor in packing houses and other industries cannot be regulated by states through commissioners or industrial courts" is the decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations.


Ethel Franklin to Governor Henry Allen

Ethel Franklin to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Franklin, Ethel
Date: June 18, 1919
Ethel Franklin of the Telephone Operators Union at Horton, Kansas, writes to Kansas Governor Henry Allen of Topeka informing him of the telephone operators plan to strike if certain matters are not settled including wages, disruptive and irregular work schedules, and lack of overtime pay. She asked the governor his advice on seeking overtime pay for Sundays and holidays.


First biennial report of the Industrial Welfare Commission of the State of Kansas

First biennial report of the Industrial Welfare Commission of the State of Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Welfare Commission
Date: July 1, 1915-June 30, 1917
The Kansas Industrial Welfare Commission was created by the laws of 1915 "to establish such standards of wages, hours, and conditions of labor for women, learners, apprentices and minors employed within the state as shall be held reasonable and not detrimental to health and welfare."


Governor Henry Allen to Samuel McCune Lindsay

Governor Henry Allen to Samuel McCune Lindsay
Creator: Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950
Date: April 17, 1920
In this letter, Kansas governor Henry Allen states he does not know what the Republic National Committee will do toward constructing a program for labor regulation. William Allen White, chair of the program subcommittee, submitted to the National Republican Committee a "circular letter" identifying topics of concern to be addressed in developing the Republican National Committee legislative platform of 1920.


Hours, wages and conditions surrounding women in industry in Kansas

Hours, wages and conditions surrounding women in industry in Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Court of Industrial Relations
Date: January 31, 1921
This report was the result of a survey by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor in cooperation with the Industrial Welfare Commission of Kansas.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Second biennial report of the Industrial Welfare Commission of the State of Kansas

Second biennial report of the Industrial Welfare Commission of the State of Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Welfare Commission
Date: June 30, 1917-April 15, 1919
The Kansas Industrial Welfare Commission was created "to establish such standards of wages, hours, and conditions of labor for women, learners, apprentices and minors employed within the state as shall be held reasonable and not detrimental to health and welfare."


The Kansas Industrial Act as affected by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Kansas Industrial Act as affected by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States
Creator: Huggins, William L.
Date: 1920s
In this pamphlet, William L. Huggins, author of the legislation and presiding judge of the Court of Industrial Relations provides an analysis of the supreme court decision in the case of the Charles Wolff Packing Co. vs the Court of Industrial Relations and its affect on the future of the court in Kansas.


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