LESSON VIII - Page 2 Women in Industry - Continued 13. Why are they employing women-because women can do the work better than men, or because
that may be employed more cheaply?
14.Is there a minimum wage for women in industry in Virginia? Since 1912 there have been about
17 states adopting a minimum wage but in many cases the law has been declared unconstitutional either by the State Court or the Supreme Court of the U.S.
15. Why do women in industry need protection? Because 16. Are there any strictly women's labor unions in Virginia? If so 17. How does the League believe that protection for women may best be given? By passing
specific measures for women, removing discrimination where they oppress, and giving protection where necessary.
18. What are the purposes of the Women's Trade Union League? 19. Why does the League of Women Voters believe that the Women's and Children's Division of
the State Deportment of Labor and Industry should have adequate appropriations? Adequate appropriations would mean better law enforcement through the addition of inspectors; more statistics and information on which to base future necessary legislation; better protection to the women who are the mothers of the race: and the adoption of such a preventive program would reduce the amount of institutional and individual care which the State now has to give to women and children.