Average pay in 1963: PS17 18s for pieceworkers
, PS11 16s for day workers.
The effort made to understand the often idiosyncratic circumstances of particular sectors--caravan parks, sandwich factories, fish farms, hairdressers, therapeutic work centres, home-workers, pieceworkers
, tea shops, or whatever--built up a reputation for the Commission as being 'hands on' and careful about the finer definition of the Minimum Wage to meet very varied technical constraints.
By 1980, labor lawyers, consultants, and specialists had to be conversant not only with about a dozen labor-specific federal laws, but also with some 250 volumes of NLRB decisions, 87 volumes of labor eases, 22 volumes of various publications of the Bureau of National Affairs dealing with labor relations, and 22 volumes of Fair Employment Practice eases (Heldman, Bennett, and Johnson 1981: 74), in addition to specialty regulations and findings relating to employees of airlines and railroads, agricultural workers and immigrants, pieceworkers
, part-timers, apprentices and youths, minority group members, women, and disabled persons.
Guy Clifton of the New America Foundation, suggested a way to truly reducing the amount of money spent on health care: Stop paying health care providers like pieceworkers
In contrast to traditional pieceworkers
who hate their boss, the new self-employed pieceworkers
have sometimes internalised the culture of masochism, suffering under the delusion that they are 'the boss'.
Although skills, working conditions, and wages varied substantially among women employed in the textile industry, she notes that greater numbers of women were exploited as pieceworkers
by labour contractors, manufacturers, and merchant tailors.