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Tuesday June 30, 1903
Indianapolis, Indiana - Good news from Indiana on Child Labor!

The Indianapolis News carried this good news item yesterday about a factory inspector who is actually enforcing Child Labor Laws:
Joseph L. Lennon, superintendent of the Indianapolis Tin Can Company, in Cerealinetown, was arrested yesterday on a warrant issued by D. F. Spees, chief deputy factory inspector, charging Lennon with employing child labor. It is alleged that Lennon employed Henry Wick, a twelve-year-old boy, in the factory, without filing in his office an affidavit made by the parents or the guardian to the effect that the boy was fourteen years old. Spees said a crusade would be begun against all the factories where child labor is employed.
The Indianapolis News
-of June 29, 1903

Monday June 30, 1913
Charleston, West Virginia - Strike averted in the New River Coalfield, for now.

It appears that a strike of 15,000 to 25,000 miners in the New River Coalfield has been averted. A hasty conference was called by Governor Hatfield with the miners and the coal operators. There is no word as of yet as to whether or not any of the miners' demands where met.

Meanwhile, the United Mine Workers is considering a renewal of the general strike on Paint Creek and Cabin Creek. The UMW has given official sanction to such a strike as the coal operators continue to ignore the Hatfield Agreement.

The New York Times
-of June 30, 1913

Sunday June 30, 2013
From Working in These Times: The Supervisor From Hell Gets a Pass From SCOTUS

In a recent article Michelle Chen dicusses the limits that the Supreme Court has put on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act:

The petty tyranny of middle management is practically a modern workplace institution. We've all experienced—or heard stories of—the despised supervisor who makes every workday miserable with verbal jabs and insults, sexual harassment, racial epithets or outright discrimination. And if that describes your workplace, your life may get just a little more nightmarish, since the Supreme Court has made it harder to wage a civil rights challenge against the supervisor from hell.

While the media has focused on the court's big decisions this week on voting rights and marriage equality, the court also issued a major 5-4 decision on Monday limiting the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The court ruled that when a supervisor engages in discriminatory harassment, the employer can be held strictly legally liable only if the supervisor working under the employer has authority over “tangible” employment decisions, namely the power to “hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer, or discipline.” The decision could sharply limit employer liability for supervisor harassment in many cases.

Chen goes on to describe some bosses from hell, and the dissenting opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Read full article here:

In times like these, the Troublemakers Handbook could come in handy:

Also Stop Sexual Harassment:

Dump The Bosses Off Your Back

Dump the Bosses Off Your Back by John Brill, 1916
Performed by Cletus Got Shot

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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