Washington Injured Worker's Compensation, Initiative 9 (1914)

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The Washington Injured Worker's Compensation Initiative, also known as Initiative 9, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have mandated employers to pay the costs of medical expenses accrued by workers due to employment injuries.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 9 (1914)
Defeatedd No154,16651.75%
Yes 143,738 48.25%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act providing for the payment of the cost of medical, surgical and hospital treatment, nursing, supplies, and other expenses of workmen injured in extra-hazzardous employments, by the employer to the amount of one hundred dollars, any excess to be paid by the industry, providing for arbitration of disputes, prohibiting certain deductions from wages, and imposing duties upon the industrial insurance department.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 9 was filed on January 29, 1914. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1914 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 20, 2013