This Day in History February 17, 1913

By Ruth on February 17, 2014 in history, money
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money bagsOn this date in 1913, the state of Oregon passed the first statewide minimum wage law.  Here is what was stipulated:

50 hour weeks, 9 hour days, 45 minute lunch breaks, and a weekly wage of not less than $8.64.

So do you think this would go over well today?  Probably not!  Oh, and women got $8.25 per week.

For more info:

http://famousdaily.com/history/first-minimum-wage-law-in.html

http://portland.daveknows.org/2011/02/17/february-17-1913-oregon-enacts-first-minimum-wage-law/

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