Overworked Labor in the South.

Springfield Republican.

It is not merely in the cotton mills that the unrestricted exploitations of labor goes on in the South. There was an accident on the Seaboard Air Line railroad near Blaney, S. C., some weeks ago, in which four trainmen were killed, and public investigation now shows that the freight train responsible for the accident was manned by a crew of men who had been on continuous duty 25 1-2 hours. They were so tired and worn out that, on making a siding to let another train by they all fell asleep, when they awoke it was supposed that the other rain had passed, and so they started out on to the main track only to meet the other train about which they had been mistaken. This is not merely discreditable to the railroad company; it reflects the general disregard of the reasonable right of labor which prevails in most of the Southern States.

1906.03.11 - Overworked Labor in the South
March 11, 1906 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina News Article Issue 5391 Page 4

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