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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
-VoL 1, No. 65 Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. J2, 1911
WRECKED NERVOUS SYSTEMS FOLLOW THE
OVERTIME EMPLOYMENT OF GIRLS"
Atty. Brandeis', on Behalf of WqmerisJTrades Union
League, Makes Report Before Ohio Supreme Court
in Support of 10-Hour Law for Women.
--'One hundred and forty-four
Forty-one require no bvertime
work. ' '
One hundred and three require
their girl employes.to work after
- Thirty-four Require, "no over
time" after 9 p. in. -rv'
.Thirty-six call upon their
workers, for toil after 9 p. m.
T Thirty-three' "fix no definite
These figures are from Louis
Dl'Brandeis' brief before the"Ohfo
"supreme court in support of the
10;hour work-day law for wo
men. They are the 'result of an
investigation of the millinery
business made "by the alliance em
ployment bureau of New York."
. Attorney Brandeis has been se
cured by the local branch of the
Women's Trades Union League
to argue the constitutionality of
the Illinois ljO-hour law" in the ap
peal of they Charleston hotel of
Charleston 111., before the Illi
nois" suprepe court at the Febru
ary term, ' .
Brandeis says, the great pity of
it all is that overtime is unneces
sary. In his great brief in behalf
of the women workers he has
gathered figures to show that
when overtime work is prohibit
ed, foremen and forewomen have
arranged their plans, so that the
same" number of employes have
accomplished more Work in 10
hours than- they did, under 'the
12-14-16-18-hour ,system,r because
foremen and forewomen were
compelled to discard their hapr
'havard methods, of planning". He
also quotes the chief insp'ector of
workshops-and-factories of Great
Britainin support of this con
tention. ' i
.Wrecked , nervous systems,
wrecked lives and wrecked fami
lies follow 'the overtime systems
in shops. where girls are employ
According to officials of the lo
cal branch 'of the league, more
violations of the state 10-hour law
occur during, the holiday season
than at any. qther time, of year.
Some stoics which remain open