Today in Labor History
On this date in 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act, signed by President Roosevelt two years earlier. The Act also banned oppressive child labor and set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents. Against a history of judicial opposition, the depression-born FLSA had survived more than a year of Congressional altercation.
- compiled/edited by David Prosten at Union Communication Services
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