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Introduction of 40 Hour Working Week

Posted August 14, 2013 by admin with No Comments in Business Economy

THAT man should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow is a dictum of the Scriptures that has been pretty well abolished in America, where, in the main, he now acquires, not bread, but canned goods and package foods, by the oil on a machine. Mr. Thomas A. Edison is on record as saying that the machine does not begin to do what it should for the relief of man from toil. He hopes to have machines doing everything needful before long, giving man a chance to be one hundred per cent sociable. It may not be a dream. Coincident with this utterance on the part of the eminent inventor, the American Federation of Labor has announced its …

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