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New York State Factory Investigating Commission Proofs of Brief Supporting the Conviction of Jacob Balofsky

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

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This series consists of a brief submitted by the Factory Investigating Commission in the case of The People of the State of New York v. Jacob Balofsky. Balofsky, a coat manufacturer, was convicted of a violation of Section 104 of the Labor Law for contracting with a woman to finish coats in a tenement residence. The commission's brief argued against Balofsky's appeal of his conviction.
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0.1 cubic feet (2 items)
Inclusive Dates:
1914
Series Number:
A3024

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The Commission submitted a brief in the case of The People of the State of New York v. Jacob Balofsky. Balofsky, a coat manufacturer, was convicted of a violation of Section 104 of the Labor Law for contracting with a woman to finish coats in a tenement residence.

The commission's brief argued against Balofsky's appeal of his conviction, providing information on: the commission's legislative mandate regarding manufacturing work conditions in the state; previous legislation relating to manufacturing in tenements; the commission's investigation into and final report on manufacturing conditions (published in Second Report of the Factory Investigating Commission, Vol. 1, 1913); commission findings concerning unsanitary conditions, disease, child labor, and long hours; legislation recommended by the commission; and legal arguments for upholding the conviction.

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Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

The final version of the brief, incorporating editorial changes made on these proofs, was published in Fourth Report of the Factory Investigating Commission, Volume 1, 1915.

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