American Experience

Labor Conditions

February 28, 2011

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Kristin Downey on Francis Perkins and the beginning of her fight to improve New York’s labor conditions: “There were times that some workers worked as many as a hundred hours in a week at that time… What Frances Perkins and the people at the National Consumers League came to believe was that this was very dangerous for the health of the workers and terrible for their families…”


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