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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTC02H3
Professor
Denis Maxwell
Semester
Winter

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HLTC02 WINTER 2013 Week # 4: Paid Caring in the Home by Evelyn Nakano Glenn From Master-Servant Laws to Free Labour Doctrine  The subordinate (whether it be the child, wife, ward, servant, or apprentice) in effect owed about to superordinate (whether it be father, husband, guardian, master) and superordinate had the right to command obedience. Conversely, the superordinate had a reciprocal obligation to provide his subordinate with support and protection and in the case of children and apprentices with education and training  Indentured servitude came to be viewed as inconsistent with the ideal of free labour and the status of white manhood during the American Revolution and thus abandoned (it remained for people of color) Belated Feudalism - Belated feudalism term was coined by Karen Orren, essentially patriarchal principles embodied in common law were not eliminated but rather reconfigured in light of free labour principles - Freedom of contract was in effect at time of employment entry BUT once in employment of someone, employer could change contract as they wish because workers had the theoretical right to refuse work or quit if they wanted (could this be done when pay was not given till end of month and workers were forced to buy on credit, then continued to work to pay off debts - Supreme court regularly struck down laws stating maximum hours or minimum wage as this was seen to be a contractual right for employers to have and the state should not override this o Women were mandated maximum hours (probably due to their procreative abilities) but did not have any minimum wage allowances o This exception of overriding maximum hours was only limited to certain industries and was not carried over to domestic workers A New Deal, but not for Domestic Workers  US Congress during Franklin Roosevelt’s term passed laws for wages, hours, unionization and working conditions  Wagner Act: worker’s rights to form and join unions, legalized their right to strike, and barred employers from firing them for engaging in union activities  Modernization of labour relations did not extend to domestic work once again The National Labour Relations Act - Skipping this part The Fair Labour Standards Act - Skipping this part The Companionship Exemption HLTC02 WINTER 2013  Equal Pay Act of 1963 – equal pay for equal work regardless of gender or race o Did not work that effectively as indust
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