Investigation of wages and labor conditions in coal-mining industry.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor

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  • Coal mines and mining,
  • Governmental investigations,
  • Work environment

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Both direct and indirect labor costs include more than just the gross wages paid to an employee. Small-business owners should consider fringe expenses when accounting for direct and indirect labor costs. In most companies, fringe expenses are considered the same type of labor costs as the employee hours they are associated with. Miners got their wages in scrip, a company-created currency accepted in the company store and all but worthless outside the camp. Forced to pay for rent, clothes, food, medical and burial expenses, and even their mining equipment out of meager wages, miners were often trapped in a system that had them “owing their souls to the company store.

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