Research

New York State Industrial Commissioner Legislative Records

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains copies of bills proposed by the State Department of Labor, along with brief legislative histories and supporting statements. Also included are copies of memorandums to the governor's counsel. Topics of interest include minimum wage regulations, rights of elderly workers, and equal pay for women.
Creator:
Title:
Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1955-1958
Series Number:
B2650

Arrangement

Chronological.

Administrative History

As Governor Harriman’s industrial commissioner, Dr. Isador Lubin was the administrative head of the New York State Department of Labor. He was charged with enforcing state labor laws and the rules and regulations of the department as set forth in the Industrial Code, and assisted the governor in formulating state labor policy. The industrial commissioner was authorized to carry out research investigations in the area of employment and to compile and analyze statistics and facts regarding the department’s activities.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies of bills proposed by the Department of Labor, along with brief descriptions of their legislative history and supporting statements. Also included are copies of memorandums to the governor's counsel. Memorandums contain the recommendation of Industrial Commissioner Isador Lubin concerning action to be taken regarding bills proposed for the 1959 legislative session, along with legislative histories and supporting statements. Topics of interest include minimum wage regulations, rights of elderly workers, and equal pay for women.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Custodial History

This series was transferred to Syracuse University by Governor Averell Harriman in 1959, and was transferred to the New York State Archives in 2006. It was accessioned in June 2018.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Geographic Name(s):
Subject(s):
Genre(s):
Function(s):