Friday, September 02, 2005

Happy Labor Day

In 1862 the newly formed National Labor Union called upon Congress to establish the eight-hour work day.

In 1933, a mind-boggling seventy one years later, the eight-hour workday finally became law under the National Industrial Recovery Act, which provided for the establishment of maximum hours, minimum wages, and the right to collective bargaining.

1 comment:

Scott Roeben said...

Can I celebrate labor day, even if I don't labor?