Article XVI, Utah Constitution

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Article XVI of the Utah Constitution is entitled Labor and consists of seven sections.

Section 1

Text of 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.

Section 2

Text of Section 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.

Section 3

Text of Section 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.

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Exchange of Blacklists Prohibited

The exchange of black lists by railroad companies, or other corporations, associations or persons is prohibited.

Section 5

Text of Section 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.

Section 6

Text of Section 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.

Section 7

Text of Section 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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