State factory inspector settles child labor charge against Cook Pottery Co.

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Glass and Pottery World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 11, no. 2, p. 18, col. 1-2


The case of the state factory inspector against the Cook Pottery Co., of Trenton, is settled. The violation of the factory laws alleged in the case is that the firm failed to have in its possession certificates showing that the young men employed in the pottery had attended night school during 1901.

A peculiar feature of the child labor law that was disclosed is that the employer must certify to the employe's attendance at school five nights a week for twelve consecutive weeks in the year, but in Trenton the night schools are only open four nights in every seven. Judge McPherson's decision favored the defendant company in all vital points.

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Keywords:Cook Pottery Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:December 4, 2010 by: Elton Gish;