It was on this day in 1940 that the 40 hour work week went into effect as a result of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Several garment/textile unions, the AFL and the CIO, as well as other unions were pivotal in getting this legislation passed. If you enjoy working 7-8 hour days and having your weekends free, show a union some love.

It was on this day in 1940 that the 40 hour work week went into effect as a result of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Several garment/textile unions, the AFL and the CIO, as well as other unions were pivotal in getting this legislation passed. If you enjoy working 7-8 hour days and having your weekends free, show a union some love.

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