Days [ ) Eight-hour day | Robert Owen, 1817

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Eight hour day banner Melbourne 1856

Eight-hour day banner, Melbourne, 1856

“Eight hours labour,
Eight hours recreation,
Eight hours rest”

Robert Owen, 1817

On January 5, 1914, the Ford Motor Company took the radical step of doubling pay a day and cut the standard work day to eight hours. This increased Ford’s productivity, and the company profits.

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