- legislature was entitled to adopt measures to reduce the evils of what was know as the "sweating system"
- referring to the exploiting of workers at wages so low as to be insufficient to meet the bare cost of living
similar laws were growing in a number of states as evidence of a broadening national consensus that (1) sweatshop were evil and (2) these kinds of laws significantly contributed to their eradication
The broader impact was essentially to sweep away judicial opposition to the flood of legislation at both the federal and state levels
One result, workers rushed to join a union
Corporations which resisted were charged with unfair labor practices under the National Labor Relations Act (1935) and compelled by the National Labor Relations Board to recognize and bargain with organized labor