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-", )1 , OF 1 P-11 e-Q. 0 ')It 9 ti > https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis fs- https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 07-ok, -)‘\) https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis usek)14olvel 6-0 , DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CROWN LAUNDRY COMPANY. This case was not handled by the Woman in Report was made to us after action Industry Service. was taken by the War Department. Attention is called of War to the fact that the letter from the Secretary to the chief inspector certified to the existence of day an emergency "warranting suspension of the weekly y of rest law" and requesting the Department of Factor Inspection "pursuant to Section 8,a, subdivision 5 of y, the labor law, to permit the Crown Laundry Compan ements the from requir vary to see, Tennes Chattanooga, the governof this law in respect to the work done for that tly is eviden to ld referr law ment." 1111 labor er see discov Tennes can we as far So of New York State. in er, and law, moreov seven in day has no one rest this instance the laundry lid not wish to employ its people seven days. What they appear to have asked for is permission to work overtime. Doubtless in notifying the chief factory inspector of the recent orier of the War Department it will be advisable to call attention to this error. No.304 Ed.6-27-18-300,000 https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis DEPARTMENT OF LABOR No.203 Ed. 6-13-18-200,000 https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis NOV 7 a Aistfr WAR ID EPARTIVI ENT. WAS H I N GTO N rov-,,mber 1918. -aeeck, Director, ..Toman in Industry :epartment of Labor, -;.9,shington, J. C. 7:iss T:ary Dear :iss Van .leec-ic: am for arding for your information copy of cerretificate of enart;ency issued by the Secretor:: of p and Dorksho of ent Liepartm or, questing the Chief Inspect Factory Inspection, cashville, Tenn., to suspend the -eekly Day of -lest Law at the Crum Laundry Co., 'Chattaroo ,a, Tenn., and papers connected therewith. - up to the granting of the cerThe facts leaf in;; tificate are as follows: This office received a telegram from the Co missioner of Labor of Tennesee, a:•ldng if approval could be had for a variation in the State laws with respect to the Crown Lau7dry Co. rpe of Chattanooga, because at the time he epidemic at Pt. C;letl'o being There . laundry such upon demands linary extraor. g was imposin nothing to indicate that this was a case in any way affecting ',omen in Industry, this office replied by telegram asking for a ten days suspension of the Ia.:7s as suc asted, during which time The report of this investigaan investigation should be made. tion by the head of the labor section, Cincinnati District Grdnance office, disclosed the fact that such a variation in the The matter laws would affect the work of women in this plant. view of in who was therefore referred to the Secretary of Dar, affected it the peculiar character of the emergency, insofar as conditions at the -ilitarr Camp of J't. Ogletl-orpe, felt it necessary to grant a certificate, limited to thirty days - the probable duration of this emerjmcy. The case, as you see, is an exceptional one, and because of military factors involved could not be decided in consonanc3 '!4-,1-1 the uslial policy of this Apartment in regard to womens work. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis :TissTTa an Taeecx Will you be so kind as to rAurn attached papers to this office at your convenience. Very truly yours, .1<-) F. W. Tully, -ajor, Crd. U. S. A. Detailed to 'Moe of ,Jecretary of 'iar. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 7,ovembor 6, 1918. Miss Mary Vgn Uleck, Director, Woman in Industry Yrvico, Department of Labor, Washington, D. C. Dear r.iss Van 7 .1esclia I an for arding for your information coy of certificate of emergency issued by the :'ecretar7 of Thr, requesting the Chief Itspector, 'Department of Theicshop and Factory Inspection, rashville, Tenn., to suspend the ":eekly Day of nest Law at the Cron Laundry Co., ChattanooFm, Tenn., and papers connected therewith. The facts lea ling up to the granting of the certificate are as follows: This office received a telegram from the Co- missioner of Labor of Mr:nesse, al..1(ing if r.pproval could be had for a variation in the 5tate laws with respect to the Orown Laurdry Co. of Chattanooga, because at the time he epidemic at Ft. Oglethorpe was imposing extraordinary deands upon such laundry. There being nothing to iniiicate that this wns a eese in any way affecting 'omen in Industry, this office replied by telegram asking for a ten days suspension of the lam as sugested, during wLich time an investiation should be made. The report of this investigation by the head of the le.bor section, Cncirmati nistrict Ordnance office, disclosed the fact that such a variation in the The matter laws would affect the vmek of women in this plant. was therefore referred to the Secretary of War, who in view of the peculiar character of the emer:ency, insofar as it affected conditions at the 'llitary Camp of Ft. Oclethorpa, felt it necessary to grant a certificate, limited to thirty days - the probable duration of this emergency. The case, as you see, is an exceptional one, and because of military faotors involved could not be decided in consonance with the usual policy of this 'epartnent in regard to womens work. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Miss Mary Van Kleeck T Will you be so kin, ' as to r%turn attached papers to this office at your convenience. Very truly yours, F. W. Tully, -aJor, Ord. U. S. A, j'etailed to (.'ffice of Secrotary of War. ovember 4, 1915. 7r. Lewis L. Allen, Chief Inspector, 'lepartment of ';:orkshop and Factory Inspection, lashville, Tenn. Ey dear t'ir: The Crown Laundry Company, Chattanooga, Tenn., is doing t. laundry work for lase Hospital Yo. 4, Ft. Oglethorpe, Chattanooga. Owing to the enidemic of influenza at Ft. Oglethorpe extraordinary demands have been made upon the laundry by the Base Fospital, making it imHer%tive to 'ork an additional numb r of hours in order to meet the laundry needs of the hospital. am enclosing with this a letter from Lt. Burns, Pead of Labor Section, Cincinnati District, Ordnance Office, from which it appears that an emergency oxistv. I therefore desire to certify to the existence of an emergency warranting the suspension of the '::oekly Day of Test Law, and to rr)quet your Board, pursuart to section 8-a, sub-division 5 of the Labor Law, to permit the Crown Laundry Comlany, Chattanooga, Tenn., to vary from the requirements of this law with respect to the work done for the Government. This certificate of emergency will extend for a period of thirty days. If at the end of that period the emergency should continue a further certification will be submitted. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Cordially yours, Fmc-et-lry of War. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (CT1Y) '277) -2rir TTNT November 4, 1918. -7-nriANDU71 for the Secretary of 'jar. From the attached report from it. Burns, Yead of .labor ':ection, Cincinnati District, Ordnance office, it a)pears that an emergency exists 77arrantin the suspension of the 77eek1y Day of :Zest Law at the Crown Laundry Co., Chattanoma, Annexed hereto for your siature is a letter to Chief the Inspector, Department of '::orkshop and Factory Inspection, i:ashville, Tenn., certifyin,7 to the existence of an .3mergency. (Sp;d) Samuel J. Rosensohn. Letter returned from the Secretary, signed Nov. 5, and sent out. (Cr7y) (=Alm DT7A2T=T Office of Ordnance District Chief ':alsh Building, 3.. cor. Third and Vine Streets CITC=TI, OHIO. 'RODUCTIO7October no, 1915. Lt. Burns, Head of Labor Section, Cincinnati District nrdrRnce Office. W. Tully, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Thr, State War ?, Yavy Bldg., r:ashington, D.C. Suspension of :tate T,av at Cronr -aundry Co., Chattanooa, Tenn. 1. J11::ier date of nctober 18, this office was asked by wire to investigate need fo7 further extension of the State Law of 'Tennessee, to permit women to work over time at the Cown Laundry Co., Chattanooa, Tenn. 2. This Section Detaild 7.:r. Jos. L. Bowles to investigate the situation. hr. 3owles proceeded to Chattanooga, and as a result of his visit we are prepared to report as follows: The request for the suspension of the law in question emanated from the Corlmanding ',Meer of Base Hospital :0. 4, A. Oglethorne, Chattanooga. The emergency at this plant is due to the epidemic of influenza at Ft. Oglethorpe. The extraordinary demands made upon this laundry by the 3ase Hospital make it imperative to work an additional number of hours in order to meet the laundry needs of the -os2ital. Furtharmore, the laurdry is short of help because of influenz amongst its own force. 3. In view of all these conditions it is the o-rdrion of this Section that the original granting of the ton day's extension was entirely justified. Furtheriore, we are advised by the medical authority at Ft. Oglethorpe th2t the epidemic i still prevalent, and hence the same conditions exist at the present time. It would seem, therefore, that for a yeriod of the e,ddemic the suspension of the Ltate laws should be in force. :once we wired you today reco- inendin,7 that this irivilege be granted. -/e realize that it is advisable that the period of suspersion be given for a definite _)eriod, it will be seen that in this case the proper recotmendation is to make the extension cover the ,)eriod of the emergency. In t is connection we are ad- https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis vised by our investi ;ator th-t the Ctate actory Ins-)ector is very zealous in his efforts to enforce the state - aw, and that ho has an ins?ector in Chattanooga, -:ho will keep in close touch with this situation, and whenever conditions jut- tify restoring the oneration of this plant to a normal basis, this will be recommended. ,C. HAYDrCK, roduction Fanager. TY: LT. G. V. .3177ITS, lead of Labor -ection. ,- :cJoynt/af https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis