Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-5079 Page: 3 of 4
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Webaterts international Dietionary defines the
word *Qndustry as an economic word, as frolilow
aSystematic Labor or habitual emplgyam;
especially human exzrLton eployD~ o ' the
area*tio < value regarded by soee as a
*vocies; t carictal r wealth,'
C~nida rnt the contest, the word is obviously
not cnty used in Lke EWorknsts Compmnsatton Act in this
gnr4ul sensui, but oven a narrower sense boomse ~ r the
Joilaer threw o,, t hr e word 'bus i nes," tsiness i
suah connectcn sans true toPr gain or ;rflit, meaat
swuaaly private in nature ratbor than prb or governed
tentons ~aLplif~iled Dlotoryr derine *indtsltry*
*lroaIy all Term, of nonamic nativity,
incuadIg rinamsetal, s t l eaud productive
enrprtises gsaral1y, as well as thae roe-Sos
iona; in a we Uitet seuse the ro u tive
occuCltions as disingagised fro finance an!
I is in hais latterad ac me listed sense tohe
boislatre han an the woerd here.
A business Lastry, as te wordo are here used,
ea~rs an entereris@ ia e pr Odution aPUt, spro ain or ss-
htintt of saoeatin,~ a "a c maty service or thing of
public usoe or nee, as eontraditstingLtaed from ether int
ttustrles, like orfiessional, edneattonal, . inarneLal n.
ThUU a bill 'for L e amtacture of oor= into weal
Is an aindwtriL enterprises (.ontswille & N. R Co. v. Pol
girm, a o. ek3), and a plant wrbere oysters were washed,
,rade&, shell i and canned ts an iLdetry. (Lenton v. *feparta
Lmet ot Labor sn4 latnestry, supna), whils a hts4ital is
neither. (sayor tai Coun cL of City e * 3altisoe r. Trunk,
1o A. 75).
A labur union i* not enjaged An trade or business
as sucih but is a cMintin f vorflat f or the purpose of
s~e~U i by unt te action ftvorbte eo$itttions as regards
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-5079, text, 1943; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth262337/m1/3/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.