The eight-hour workday harkens back to 19-century socialism.
- By Steve Glaveski
- Harvard Business Review
When there was no upper limit to the hours that organizations could demand of factory workers, and the industrial revolution saw children as young as six-years-old working the coal mines, American labor unions fought hard to instill a 40-hour work week, eventually ratifying it as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
So much has changed since then.
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