Labor and Labor Relations
Measurement of Work in Textile Factories
§ 28-13-1 Posting of job rates Pick
(a) The occupier or manager of every textile factory shall post in every room
where any employees work by the job, in legible writing or printing, and in
sufficient numbers to be easily accessible to those employees, specifications
of the character of each kind of work to be done by them and the rate of
(b)(1) The specifications in the case of weaving rooms shall
state the intended and maximum length of a cut or piece, the count per inch of
thread, and the number of picks per inch, width of loom, width of cloth woven
in the loom, and the price per cut or piece, or per pound; or, if payment is
made per pick or per yard, the price per pick or per yard.
(2) Each warp shall bear a designating ticket or mark of
identification. In mills operating looms on a piece rate basis, pick clocks
shall be placed on each loom in operation, and each weaver shall be paid
according to the number of picks registered on the clock.
(c) This chapter shall not apply to so called gang looms or
to the weaving of carpets or elastic webbing.
(d) Violation of any provision of this chapter shall for the
first offense be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars
($100), for the second offense by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars
($200), and for a subsequent offense by a fine of not more than five hundred
dollars ($500) or by imprisonment for not more than one month, or both.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1936, ch. 2291, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 295, § 1; G.L. 1956, §