National Affairs: One Woman's Union

While the pens of labor & management squiggled and flourished signatures to contracts affecting thousands of workers, the week's tiniest accord was signed in Chicago. Mrs. Ralph Bettman, a housewife, and Lillie Mae Add, her maid sat down to solve the labor problem in minuscule.

For Lillie Add, their contract (cancellable on a week's notice) provided $25 a week base pay, time and a half for all work over 60 hours, a furnished private room, nutritious diet, use of the telephone, sick leave, church time, uniforms, a week's vacation with pay. For Mrs. Bettman, it provided at least the promise of steady...

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