Plan for Mutual Relief

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Description

This editorial piece from the Lowell Offering comments on the state of the health care available to factory workers and presents a proposal for how the care can be paid for. The editors are requesting that mill superintendents and operatives contribute funds for the aid of ill workers. This mutual relief is essentially a health savings plan that would provide the necessary care to individuals without drastically reducing the savings of the workers who need the care. Proposed as a philanthropic endeavor, the relief plan was also an attempt to stave off the threat of strikes and turnouts.

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Title

Plan for Mutual Relief

Creator

Editors of the Lowell Offering

Source

Lowell Offering
Vol. 1, Issue 3
p. 48

Date

February, 1841

Subject

Employee rights
Occupational health services


Coverage

Lowell, Massachussetts

Citation

Editors of the Lowell Offering, “Plan for Mutual Relief,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed April 19, 2018, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/26.