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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 18, 1911, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
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500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VoL-lfNo. 70 Chicago, Monday, Dec. 18, -1911
One Cent
STORESARE OBSERVING TEN'HOUI LAW, SAYS
U WOMEN'S TRADES UNION LEAGUE
Officials of League Well Satisfied With Conduct So Far
But Are- on the Lookout for Any, Let' Down or,
Violation, . '
Owing to the vigor with which
the Women's Trades. Union
League has been prosecuting in
fractions of the women's ten-hour
law, all of the large departrnent
stores' in the loop district, as well
as outlying establishments, are
observing the la!w to the letter.
If was thought that during the
Christmas' shopping season some
of the stores might violate the
law, on the plea " that necessity
and the demands of shoppers re
quired that the girls be employed
for a period longer than 10 hours
a day. ' s
But the stores, made cautious
b,y the activities ,of the women's
organizations, have made provi
sion to work ther girls in such
manner as to comply with 'the sec
tions ol'the lawrelating to"clerks
"The, regular, force reports fo?
work at 8 a. m.,, and is allowed an
-hour for lunch, .being o'ff duty at
7 p. in. The auxiliary force comes
on at 11 a: m.,' and "their time,
with an hour out fordinnertis up
at -10 p. m., the hour at Which the,
stores close fhiVwcek, In'addi-
tion to this, the " late girls are
given 35 cents with which to buy
their"dinner
It is said by members of the
league.that so strict are the stores
in the enforcement of the. law,
that every girl ,who, goes to work
at 11 b.'clqck,. muse first report to
the superintendent before indicat
ing her "hour of beginning work
on the time clock,, and they are
not allowedi to start arminute:be
forehand. I t .
"We "are very well satisfied
with the waythe stores .are ob
serving the law' said ?n ofPf'0
of the league this morning. t''Sd
far we have had no coinplainti
frice the -business houses "began
keepjngopen at night. Thcmanj
agers realized that wc meant bus
iness, and acted accordingly.The
allowing o 35 cents to the girls
for supper money was more than,
we hop.ed for. However, we are
hot'asleep, and. any let-down c
A'iolations will le pt,oaecine. it
has been shown that stores -pan
be kept" o.pen at night without
working hc, 'girls' ovci time, and

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