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THE ADLESS DAY BOOK TODAY ABSORBS THE
CHICAGO DAILY PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, gagggaB. Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Cgsl& Automatic 51-422.
500 South "Peoria St' 393 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month,
VOL. 3, NO. 71
Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 20, 1913
OSTON STORE AND FAIR CAUGHT
RED-HANDED VIOLATING THE LAW
State Factory Inspector Will Prosecute Big Department
Stores for Working Girls Over the Ten-Hour Limit
Nelson Says the Law Will Be Enforced.
The Boston Store' and The Fair have been caught reS-handed by State
Factory Inspector Oscar F. Nelson playing the old. game of dodging the
10-hour-a-day law for women workers.
Following a personal investigation conducted by Mr, Nelson, with the
assistance of Deputy Inspector Ehn, the state factory inspector announced
that he would place in the hands of the-department attorney all the evidence
he has gathered. And, for the first time in Chicago's history, "big depart
ment stores may be called, upon to face the disgraceful charge of stealing
time- from their girl emplpyes.
At the Boston Store Mr. Nelson gathered the interesting information
that the girls are charged for two "20-minute rest periods that they take
during -tjae day.
During this night work, prior to" Christmas, -the 10-hour law is violated,
even substracting the two 45-minute eating periods and the rrest periods
from the actual working time.
Most of the twenty minutes given for rest are spent riding up and
down the elevators to -the rest rooms; as the girls are not allowed to leave
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