Wisconsin passes worker's compensation law, 1911.

Looking back 25 years, state points to a 'great glory' that grew from a bitter battle

Wisconsin was the second state to pass a worker's compensation law, which was signed May 3, 1911, by progressive Governor Francis E. McGovern (Washington's passed seven weeks earlier). In this article, one of the state bureaucrats charged with developing and enforcing it reviews how it was conceived, passed, and enforced in its first quarter century.

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Creator: Wilcox, Fred M.
Pub Data: Wisconsin State Journal, May 3, 1936.
Citation: Wilcox, Fred M. "Looking Back 25 years, State Points to a 'Great Glory' That Grew from a Bitter Battle." Wisconsin State Journal, May 3, 1936. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=965; Visited on: 10/24/2021