LABOR: Sweating

As the banking moratorium closed in on the financial heart of the nation last week it found New York State going to work on another evil consequence of the Depression—the "sweating" of women and children. In a strong special message to the Legislature striking at labor conditions that smacked of 30 years ago, Governor Lehman had called for a Minimum Wage law. Declared he:

''The evidence is overwhelming that the Depression has been exploited by short-sighted and selfish employers who pay wages unreasonably low and not at all commensurate with the service...

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