A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 147
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TEE CITY OF HOUSTON, TxAS 147
ployed. Wages for men, $5.00 to $18.00 per week;
women, $8.50 to $10 per week; children, $1.50 to
$5.00 per week. Conditions deplorable, for not one
in a thousand of the employees has the slightest
chance for training or educational advanement
Unless the general public interferes Houston will
soon parallel the large cities where young womanhood
is sacrificed at the altar of greed and avarice
This labor is unorganized.
There are about 500 employed at the breweries.
Working conditions exceptionably good. Wages
range from $2.00 to $5.00 per day. Hours of labor
eight per day. The breweries operate 24 hours per
day, labor being divided into three shifts of eight
hours each. Employees thoroughly organized. AU
workmen in the breweries, where steadily employed,
must join the Brewers Union.
There are about 5,000 common laborers in Houton.
Wages, for men $1.25 to $2.00 per day;
women, 50 cents to $1.25 per day; children, 25
cents to $1.00 per day. Only about 10 per cent of
these laborers are organized.
There are about 8,000 employed in the industrial
crafts That is in addition to those working inrailroad
shops, mills, etc
Carpenters and Joiners.-Approximately 75 per
cent organized. Wages, union, $4.00 per day;
non-union, $8.50 per day. Educational and training
conditions fine. No Sunday work Sted
employment the year und.
Plasterers.-Cod good. Ninet per ont
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/164/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .