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 - E Box Factory Workers Swear They Must Toil...
E Box Factory Workers Swear They Must Toil Longer to Make Living Wages. COURT HARMS TO PLEA TEN-HOUR DAY FOR 1M N HELD VOID : j State Factory Inspector Enjoined from Attempting to Enforce New Law. CHICAGO, Sept. 11. Enforcement ot the Illinois ten-hour law for working women, which went into effect Jul 1, was today prohibited by a circuit court injunction, when Judge Tuthil! enjoined State Factory inspector Davies from prosecuting employers who work women more than ten hours a day. The state's attorney is also restraining from such prosecution. The suit was brought by a loohl paper box company and two of its women -employes, who made affidavits that they had worked for the firm 32 and 16 years respectively and uere unable to earn living wages unless permitted to work more than ten hours. The decision of the court was based on the theory that the law denies women their constitutional rights to make individual-contracts and work us they please. An appeal will be taken to the supreme court of Illinois.

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 12 Sep 1909, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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