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Records Relating to Commissioner of Labor | State Archives Catalog

In 1919 (Public Law Chapter 1741), the Commissioner’s title was changed to the Commissioner of Labor who took over all responsibilities formerly performed by the Commissioner of Industrial Statistics.  The chapter also created the State Board of Labor whose duties was to report to the General Assembly any recommendations relating to the laws of the state regarding labor, promote mediation and conciliation of controversies and disputes between employees and employers and to avoid resort to strikes, lockouts, boycotts, blacklists, discriminations and legal proceeding in or arising out of such controversies and disputes and matters of employment.  The board also prescribed rules of procedure and had the power to conduct investigations, to hold hearings and to summon witnesses.  The commissioner reported monthly to the board in all matters relating to labor.

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