Constitution of the State of Utah

Taken from the Utah Road to Statehood See also modifications


Section 1. [Rights of labor to be protected.] The rights of labor shall have just protection through laws calculated to promote the industrial welfare of the State.

Sec. 2. [Board of labor.] The Legislature shall provide by law, for a Board of Labor, Conciliation and Arbitration, which shall fairly represent the interests of both capital and labor. The Board shall perform duties, and receive compensation as prescribed by law.

Sec. 3. [Certain employments, etc., to be prohibited.] The Legislature shall prohibit:

(1) The employment of women, or of children under the age of fourteen years, in underground mines.

(2) The contracting of convict labor.

(3) The labor of convicts outside prison grounds, except on public works under the direct control of the State.

(4) The political and commercial control of employees.

Sec. 4. [Exchange of blacklists prohibited.] The exchange of black lists by railroad companies, or other corporations, associations or persons is prohibited.

Sec. 5. [Injuries resulting in death. Damages.] The right of action to recover damages for injuries resulting in death, shall never be abrogated, and the amount recoverable shall not be subject to any statutory limitation.

Sec. 6. [Eight hours a day's labor on public works.] Eight hours shall constitute a day's work on all works or undertakings carried on or aided by the State, County or Municipal governments; and the Legislature shall pass laws to provide for the health and safety of employees in factories, smelters and mines.

Sec. 7. [Legislature to enforce this article.] The Legislature, by appropriate legislation, shall provide for the enforcement of the provisions of this article.

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