The Anvil and the Plow: A History of the United States Department of Labor [1913-1963]

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963 - 306 halaman
Told in the words of the ten Secretaries of Labor as taken from their annual reports.

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Halaman 4 - Agriculture, the general designs and duties of which shall be to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with Agriculture, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate and distribute among the people, new and valuable seeds and plants.
Halaman 71 - Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency of a war...
Halaman 271 - ... bureau, office, officer, board, branch, or division of the public service, whether of an appellate or revisory character or otherwise, shall hereafter be vested in and exercised by the head of the said Department of Labor.
Halaman 7 - Bureau shall investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
Halaman 27 - In fixing wages, minimum rates of pay shall be established which will insure the subsistence of the worker and his family in health and reasonable comfort.
Halaman 71 - This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive, and will prosper. So, first of all, [Delivered March 4, 1933.] let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself— nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Halaman 270 - An Act granting to certain employees of the United States the right to receive from it compensation for injuries sustained in the course of their employment...
Halaman 278 - Looking alone at the words of the statute for the purpose of ascertaining its scope and effect, and of determining its validity, we hold that there is no such connection between interstate commerce and membership in a labor organization...
Halaman 141 - ... in the continuous improvement of productive efficiency, and the collaboration of workers and employers in the preparation and application of social and economic measures...
Halaman 13 - Labor is also given authority and directed to investigate and report to Congress a plan of coordination of the activities, duties, and powers of the office of the Secretary of Labor with the activities, duties, and powers of the present bureaus, commissions, and departments, so far as they relate to labor and its conditions, in order to harmonize and unify such activities, duties, and powers, with a view to...

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