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The Industrial Welfare Commission of Oregon publishes its report on power laundries in Portland

Gleason, Caroline. Report of the Industrial Welfare of Oregon on the Power Laundries in Portland. Salem : State Printing Dept., 1914.

Caroline Gleason’s 1914 report on the power laundries of Portland is a one of the most detailed sources available for understanding the nature of work in a power laundries during the early 20th century. Its findings were crucial in moving the legislature to enact the the Industrial Welfare Commission Order No. 13 in 1916, which further restricted women’s work hours, and raised the minimum wage for women.

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Oregon Industrial Welfare Commission Order No. 13 (full)

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