Annual report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the State of North Carolina Volume 5

 
9781153965620: Annual report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the State of North Carolina Volume 5

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... of the products of labor, that labor and capital would both be benefited. Labor and capital ought to be twin brothers. As it is, capital gets the lion's share which makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. If this state of things is carried on much longer it will cause the downfall of the country. An Old Super1ntendent. No. 4. Class of goods manufactured, manufactured tobacco. Number of days in operation the last year, 260. Total'amount of capital employed, from $75,000 to $100,000. Pounds of tobacco consumed during the year, 40,000. Value, $36,000. Value of products for the year, $120,000; internal revenue paid, $27,283.52. Amount paid for labor for the year, $16,231.36. Average number of men employed, 65; women, 25. Children under 14 years of age, 45; under 12 years, 5. Hours constituting a day's work, 11. Wages of foremen per day, $2. Classers or pickers, men, per day, $i; women, 65c. Stemmers, boys per day, 40c.; girls, 40c. Rollers, men per day, $2; per 100 pounds, men, $2. Screw-room men per day, $i. Firemen per day, $1.25. How often are wages paid? Every two weeks. Are they paid in cash? Yes. Are trade checks used? No. Does factory run a store? No. Do employees live in houses owned by factory? Some of them. Do they pay rent for factory houses? Yes. 'Do employees have good educational and religious facilities? Yes. Is the educational condition of laboring people improving? Yes. Is the moral condition of laboring people improving? Not as much as ought to be. Is the financial condition of laboring people improving? Not as much as ought to be. ST0KES C0UNTY. Class of goods manufactured, plug tobacco. Number of days in operation the last year, 80. Total amount of capital employed, $7.500. Pounds of tobacco consumed during the year, 44,000....

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