Family Stories: The Union Chipman Mill and the families who worked there

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Family Stories: The Union-Chipman Mill and the families who worked there

shift workers

Employees waiting for  work shift

In searching for history on the Union-Chipman Mill in Union Point, I found a gold mine of info in a financial document…. treasures waiting for me to discover.


I might assume that when the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 went into place… many businesses were audited. The FLSA is a federal law which establishes minimum wages, overtime pay eligibility, record keeping, and child labor standards affecting both fulltime and part time workers in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to it as the most important piece of “new deal” legislature since the Social Security Act of 1935.

Like many documents you click online… discovering that you really can’t download… or telling you access only at local library. Well as I never give up right…

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