This Day in History February 17, 1913

By Ruth on February 17, 2014 in history, money

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.

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