Madera Mercury > 12 January 1917
The State Accident Commission will present recommendations for changes in the workmen’s compensation act. … One of the bitter fights probably will be in an attempt on the part of the anti-administration forces to cripple the Workmen’s Compensation Act. The insurance feature is the particular target against which most of the shots will be aimed. The insurance companies do not relish the competition the State of California is giving them in writing industrial accident insurance, and, of course, the effort to kill off the insurance feature will not lack for the presence of a strong insurance lobby. Compensation is another feature of the law the anti will attack. Some of the corporations do not relish taking care of the men and women crippled in the industries or temporarily injured. They object bearing the burden of the wear and tear on their human material.