Here is a (highly) abbreviated rundown of how US society settled (so far anyway) on an eight-hour workday.
The strike failed … but four years later US Steel reduced its workday from twelve to eight hours.”Pioneering employers — and a six-hour workday — make wavesIn 1926, the Ford Motor Company, under the leadership of Henry Ford, famously instituted an eight-hour-a-day, five-day workweek.
Kellogg decided in 1930 to institute six-hour shifts in place of eight-hour shifts, with some reduction in workers’ pay.
Kellogg’s move attracted national attention, and soon there was a push to federally legislate a six-hour workday.
Hunnicutt interviewed several Kellogg workers about why they returned to a longer workday.
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