Oregon Workers' Compensation for Hazardous Occupations, Measure 6 (1924)

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The Oregon Workers' Compensation for Hazardous Occupations Amendment, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have established workers’ compensation for employees in hazardous occupations.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1924)
Defeatedd No151,86267.45%
Yes 73,270 32.55%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Oregon Workmen’s Compensation League: O.R. Hartwig, President or Chairman, 4412 47th Street, S.E., Portland, Oregon; C.U. Taylor, Vice-President or Vice-Chairman, 675 Rex Avenue, Portland, Oregon; E.J. Stack, Secretary-Treasurer, Route No. 6, Portland, Oregon - WORKMEN’S COMPULSORY COMPENSATION LAW FOR HAZARDOUS OCCUPATIONS - Purpose: To secure all citizens the benefits of the Workmen’s Compensation Law; making all employers and employes, public and private, in hazardous occupations subject to said law, except those within jurisdiction of United States law; providing for graduated scale of contributions to accident fund according to hazard, and for defining hazardous occupations; providing for limiting and regulating workmen’s contributions for medical and hospital service; providing for inquiry and decision whether injury, disease or death is caused by failure to provide safety appliances, and for payment for such failure; requiring referendum of all acts changing or repealing Workmen’s Compensation Law or regulations.
Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Oregon Workmen’s Compensation League on July 3, 1924.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.