Proceedings, Third National Conference Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents

Proceedings, Third National Conference Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents

Author:
National Conference on Workmen's Compensation for Industrial Accidents
Author:
National Conference on Workmen's Compensation for Industrial Accidents
Format:
epub
language:
English

%title插图%num
Author: National Conference on Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents
Accident insurance
Industrial accidents
Employers’ liability — Congresses
Employers’ liability — United States
Proceedings, Third National Conference Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents

Proceedings

Third National Conference

Workmen’s Compensation For Industrial Accidents


Chicago, June 10-11, 1910


Including
A Brief Report of
The Second National Conference
Washington, January 20, 1910


Copies may be had at fifty cents each from John B. Andrews, Assistant Secretary, Metropolitan Tower, New York City.


GENERAL OFFICERS.

 
Chairman Charles P. Neill
Commissioner United States Bureau of Labor
 
Vice-Chairman Charles McCarthy
Chief Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library
 
Treasurer Henry W. Farnam
Yale University
 
Secretary H. V. Mercer
Chairman Minnesota Employees Compensation Commission
 
Assistant Secretary John B. Andrews
Secretary American Association for Labor Legislation


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
(In Addition to the General Officers).

 
Henry R. Seager, Chairman,
Vice-Chairman, New York Commission
 
William E. McEwen,
Member Minnesota Commission
 
A. W. Sanborn,
Chairman Wisconsin Commission
 
Edwin R. Wright,
Secretary Illinois Commission
 
James A. Lowell,
Chairman Massachusetts Commission
 
William B. Dickson,
Chairman New Jersey Commission
 
William J. Rohr,
Chairman Ohio Commission
 
Henry W. Bullock,
Delegate from Indiana
 
James V. Barry,
Delegate from Michigan
 
Miles M. Dawson,
Member-at-large

Proceedings
Third National Conference
Workmen’s Compensation For
Industrial Accidents

Chicago, June 10-11, 1910

Including
A Brief Report of
The Second National Conference
Washington, January 20, 1910


CONTENTS

    PAGE.
I. Introductory Note, Including By-Laws 3
II. Program 5-6
III. Proceedings 7
  1. Friday Forenoon Session, June 10 10
  2. Friday Afternoon Session, June 10 39
  (1) “Worker’s Compensation Code,” An Outline for Discussion 40
  3. Saturday Forenoon Session, June 11 82
  Appendix,—Brief Report of Washington Conference, January 20, 1910 124
  Index 136

Princeton University Press
Princeton, N. J.


INTRODUCTORY NOTE.

The National Conference on Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents was organized at Atlantic City, July 29-31, 1909. The second meeting was held in Washington, January 20, 1910. The third meeting, June 10-11, 1910, was in Chicago. The nature of the Conference is clearly set forth as follows:
BY-LAWS.

1. The name of this organization shall be the National Conference on Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents.
2. Its purpose shall be to bring together the members of the commissions and committees of the various States and of the National Government, representatives to be appointed by the governors of the different States, and other interested citizens, to discuss plans of workmen’s compensation and insurance for industrial accidents.
3. Its officers shall be a chairman, a vice-chairman, a secretary, an assistant secretary and a treasurer, to be elected annually and to hold office until their successors shall have been elected.
4. The business of the organization shall be conducted by an executive committee, consisting of the officers and of other members, said committee to represent at least ten different States.
5. The voting members of the Conference shall be the members, secretaries and counsels of all State Commissions or committees on the subject, one or more representatives to be appointed by the governors of different States, and ten members at large to be elected at any regular meeting of the Conference.
6. Individuals and associations of individuals may be admitted as associate members, and as such, be entitled to the privileges of the floor and to receive the publication of the Conference upon the payment of $2.00 per annum for each such individual member, and $25.00 per annum for each such association.
7. No resolution committing the Conference to any fixed program, policy or principle, shall be deemed in order at any of its meetings, except upon unanimous vote.
8. The funds of the Conference shall be derived from contributions from the commissions and committees on the subject, and from voluntary subscriptions.

The proceedings of the Atlantic City Conference are published in a volume of 340 pages, and copies may be had, at fifty cents each, from H. V. Mercer, of Minneapolis. The proceedings of the Chicago Conference (including as an Appendix on pages 124-135 a brief report of the Washington Conference, the proceedings of which have not been printed in extenso), may be had at fifty cents a copy by addressing John B. Andrews, Metropolitan Tower, New York City.


PROGRAM
Third National Conference on Industrial Accidents and Workmen’s Compensation

Auditorium Hotel, Chicago
June 10-11, 1910


Chairman Charles P. Neill
Commissioner United States Bureau of Labor
 
Secretary H. V. Mercer
Chairman Minnesota Employees’ Compensation Commission
 
Assistant Secretary John B. Andrews
Secretary American Association for Labor Legislation

FRIDAY FORENOON SESSION, 9:30
BRIEF REPORTS FROM STATE COMMISSIONS

 
Minnesota: H. V. Mercer, William E. McEwen, George M. Gillette.
 
Wisconsin: A. W. Sanborn, E. T. Fairchild, John J. Blaine, Wallace Ingalls, C. B. Culbertson, Walter D. Egan, George G. Brew.
 
New York: J. Mayhew Wainwright, Joseph P. Cotton, Jr., Henry R. Seager, Crystal Eastman, Howard R. Bayne, Frank, C. Platt, George A. Voss, Cyrus W. Phillips, Edward, D. Jackson, Alfred D. Lowe, Frank B. Thorn, Otto, M. Eidlitz, John Mitchell, George W. Smith.
 
Illinois: Ira G. Rawn, E. T. Bent, Robert E. Conway, P. A., Peterson, Charles Piez, Mason B. Starring, M. J., Boyle, Patrick Ladd Carr, John Flora, George Golden, Daniel J. Gorman, Edwin R. Wright.
 
New Jersey: William D. Dickson, J. William Clark, Samuel Botterill, John T. Cosgrove, Harry D. Leavitt, Walter E. Edge.
 
Massachusetts: James A. Lowell, Amos T. Saunders, Magnus W., Alexander, Henry Howard, Joseph A. Parks.
 
Ohio: (Members to be appointed by the Governor.)

GENERAL DISCUSSION “Workers’ Compensation Code”
(Outline for Discussion)

Representatives of the Federal Government, Members of State Commissions, Delegates designated by Governors of States, Representatives of Manufacturers’ Associations and Trade Unions, Insurance Companies, Russell Sage Foundation and Association for Labor Legislation, and other interested organizations and individuals.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION, 2:00
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CODE (Discussion continued).
SATURDAY FORENOON SESSION, 9:30
SPECIAL DISCUSSION:

  • Classification of Hazardous Employments.
  • Repeal of Common Law and Statutory Remedies.
  • Contract vs. Absolute Liability.
  • Limited Compensation vs. Pension Plan.
  • Court Administration vs. Boards of Arbitration.

PROCEEDINGS

Third National Conference
Workmen’s Compensation For Industrial Accidents
Chicago, June 10-11, 1910

The third meeting of the National Conference on Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents brought together from widely separated parts of the United States a large number of those who represent the serious thought of the country on this most urgent question. Members of State Commissions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts were present and submitted reports. Thirty-eight official delegates were appointed by the governors of States, and, in addition, representatives were present from manufacturers’ associations, trade unions, insurance companies, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Association for Labor Legislation, and other interested organizations. Many individuals from the shops, the offices and the universities, attended the various sessions and listened to the arguments of the speakers or participated in the discussions.
Among those present who took an active interest in the meetings were:
Jane Addams, Hull House, Chicago; T. W. Allinson, Henry Booth House, Chicago; W. A. Allport, Member Illinois Commission on Occupational Diseases and State Delegate; L. A. Anderson, State Insurance Actuary, Madison, Wis.; John B. Andrews, Secretary American Association for Labor Legislation, New York City.
James V. Barry, State Delegate from Michigan; William P. Belden, Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Mich.; E. T. Bent, Member Illinois Commission; John J. Blaine, Member of Wisconsin Commission and State Delegate; M. J. Boyle, Member of Illinois Commission; Frank Buchanan, Structural Iron Workers’ Union, Chicago; Henry W. Bullock, representing Indiana State Federation of Labor.

Patrick Ladd Carr, Member Illinois Commission; Robert E. Conway, Member Illinois Commission; Clarence B. Culbertson, Member Wisconsin Commission and State Delegate.
Edgar T. Davies, Chief Factory Inspector of Illinois and State Delegate; Miles M. Dawson, Insurance Actuary, New York City; F. S. Deibler, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; M. M. Duncan, State Delegate from Michigan.
Crystal Eastman, Secretary and Member New York Commission; Herman L. Ekern, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Wisconsin.
Henry W. Farnam, President American Association for Labor Legislation, New Haven, Conn.; John Flora, Member Illinois Commission; Lee K. Frankel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York City; Ernst Freund, University of Chicago and President Illinois Branch A. A. L. L.
John H. Gray, University of Minnesota and President of Minnesota Branch, A. A. L. L.; John M. Glenn, Director Russell Sage Foundation, New York City; George Golden, Member Illinois Commission; Daniel J. Gorman, Member Illinois Commission.
Walter D. Haines, Member Illinois Commission on Occupational Diseases and State Delegate; Alice Hamilton, Expert Investigator Illinois Commission on Occupational Diseases; Samuel A. Harper, Attorney Illinois Commission; Leonard W. Hatch, Statistician, New York State Department of Labor; Charles R. Henderson, Secretary Illinois Commission on Occupational Diseases and State Delegate; J. C. A. Hiller, Missouri Commissioner of Labor and State Delegate; Frederick L. Hoffman, Statistician Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey.
Wallace Ingalls, Member Wisconsin Commission and State Delegate.
Sherman Kingsley, United Charities, Chicago.
Thomas F. Lane, Missouri State Delegate; Julia Lathrop, Director Chicago School of Civics; James A. Lowell, Chairman Massachusetts Commission.
Charles McCarthy, Chief Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library; Edwin M. McKinney, Chicago; Ruben McKitrick, University of Wisconsin; Floyd R. Mechem, University of Chicago; H. V. Mercer, Chairman Minnesota Commission and State Delegate; H. E. Miles, National Manufacturers’ Association and Racine-Sattley Company, Racine, Wis.; John Mitchell, Member New York Commission; William H. Moulton, Sociological Department, Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Mich.
Cecil Clare North, De Pauw University, Indiana.
Irene Osgood, Assistant Secretary American Association for Labor Legislation, New York City.
Joseph A. Parks, Member Massachusetts Commission; P. A. Peterson, Member Illinois Commission; Charles Piez, Member Illinois Commission; Ralph F. Potter, Attorney Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Chicago.
Samuel Rabinovitch, Milwaukee Relief Society; G. A. Ranney, International Harvester Company, Chicago; Benjamin Rastall, University of Wisconsin; A. Duncan Reid, Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, New York; C. T. Graham Rogers, Medical Inspector New York Department of Labor; David Ross, Secretary Illinois State Bureau of Labor.
Amos T. Saunders, Member Massachusetts Commission; A. W. Sanborn, Chairman Wisconsin Commission and State Delegate; Ferd. C. Schwedtman, National Association of Manufacturers, St. Louis; Henry R. Seager, Member New York Commission and President of the New York Branch, A. A. L. L.; A. M. Simons, Chicago; Geo. W. Smith, Member New York Commission; John T. Smith, Secretary Missouri State Federation of Labor; Mason B. Starring, Member Illinois Commission; H. Wirt Steele, Charity Organization Society, Baltimore, Md.; Ethelbert Stewart, United States Bureau of Labor; Charles A. Sumner, City Club, Kansas City, Missouri.
Edward G. Trimble, Employers’ Indemnity Exchange, Houston, Texas; James H. Tufts, University of Chicago.
Paul J. Watrous, Secretary Wisconsin Commission and State Delegate; Agnes Wilson, United Charities, Chicago; Edwin R. Wright, Member and Secretary Illinois Commission.


FIRST SESSION, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1910, 9.30 A. M.

In the absence of Commissioner Charles P. Neill, of the United States Bureau of Labor, who was detained in Washington by urgent official matters, the first session of the Chicago Conference was opened by the Secretary, H. V. Mercer, Chairman of the Minnesota Employes Compensation Commission, and he was unanimously elected temporary chairman for the Chicago meetings.
In formally opening the Conference and assuming the chair, Mr. Mercer said:
Chairman Mercer: According to the program here, the first order of business for this meeting is brief reports from the different state commissions. I understand there are seven States that have commissions working on the question of compensation for industrial accidents, or perhaps, more properly speaking, for injuries occurring in the course of and arising out of the industries in which they are employed,—for “accidents,” according to the courts in some States, do not mean what we want to cover. Some courts use that term in the popular sense; some use it as including, and some use it as excluding, any idea of fault or negligence.
In view of the fact that you have made me temporary chairman, it would hardly be proper for me to open this meeting with a report from Minnesota, and hence I will call upon the other States first.
(Upon the Call of States by the Chairman, the following responses were given.)
Wisconsin.
Senator John J. Blaine: Our Committee is a legislative committee made up of three members of the Senate and four members of the Assembly. The committee was appointed at the last session of the Legislature in 1909. They have been diligently pursuing the course of their investigations with the object of arriving at a bill which the committee can recommend to the Legislature for its adoption. It was a few months before we got to work after our appointment and it was not until last April that we drafted the first tentative bills.

I would state briefly that the first tentative bills were drafted with the object of drawing out discussion on the part of the employers and employes. We had held some meetings previously, and those who appeared before us were somewhat in the dark as to just what we intended to do and wanted to do, and therefore we drafted tentative bills to which they should direct their fire of criticisms and suggestions.
The first bill presented was a bill destroying the common law defenses, assumption of risk, the co-employe doctrine, and modifying contributory negligence to that of comparative negligence. The second of the first tentative bills was a compensation measure. The purpose of the firs

Download This eBook
This book is available for free download!

评论

普人特福的博客cnzz&51la for wordpress,cnzz for wordpress,51la for wordpress
Proceedings, Third National Conference Workmen’s Compensation for Industrial Accidents
Free Download
Free Book