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Petition for shorter work hours by the Pawtucket Street Railway Company laborers

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Title

Petition for shorter work hours by the Pawtucket Street Railway Company laborers

Subject

Rhode Island--History.

Description

A failed petition for shorter work hours by the Pawtucket Street Railway Company laborers, January 30, 1900.

Creator

Pawtucket Street Railway Company laborers

Source

C#00078 – General Assembly Session Records, Acts Proposed, 1900

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1900 January 30

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Text

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Pawtucket, January 30, 1900.

To the Honorable Members of the General Assembly;
We, the undersigned, Conductors and Motormen, in
the employ of the Pawtucket Street Railway Company, hereby
petition your Honorable bodyto pass at the present session
of the Legislature, an act entitled "An Act to Limit the
labor of Street Railway Employees to Ten Hours per Day".
Under the present arrangement the employees work from
twelve to fourteen hours per day and at times longer and
receive no extra compensation therefor W e think that it
is but fair and just that the employees of the street rail-
way companies should receive the same consideration as
employees of other concerns and most earnestly desire the
passage of this bill.

Original Format

paper

Citation

Pawtucket Street Railway Company laborers, "Petition for shorter work hours by the Pawtucket Street Railway Company laborers," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #488, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/488 (accessed April 21, 2014).