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Analysis of Department of Labor

 

History of Department of Labor

The act regarding US Department of Labor was signed on March 4, 1913 by the then President William Howard Taft (Dol, 2013). During initial phase Department consists of  U.S. Conciliation Service which takes care of the problems of Labor in US. Inaddition to that four other organisations which are attached to the Deaprtment were;

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Bureau of Immigration
  • Bureau of Naturalization
  • Children's Bureau.

During the first world war, it was seen that there is a necessity for a responsible department which will frame the policies for nations war labors which included recognition of the right of workers to bargain collectively, establishment of machinery to adjust grievances, and an 8-hour workday (Dol, 2013). In addition to that Department frames various policies from time to time in the favor of labors and orgaanisation both but policies are framed in such a way such that none of them can exploit each other in any way. In 1955 to broaden the coverage of the policy coverage and raise the minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 per hour (Dol, 2013)