The rights of labor shall have just protection through laws calculated to promote the industrial welfare of the State. This section, which has not been changed from the original constitution, was designed to show concern for laboring people by referring to laws to be passed at some time in the future. It expresses the purpose of the article, and it captures the spirit of the debates on labor during the constitutional convention. Although there was some sympathy for the problems of wage earners, the convention was dominated by professional men and entrepreneurs who...
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full
to access all content.