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House Resolution 8537, August 1, 1892

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Summary:On August 1, 1892, President Harrison signed the House Resolution 8537 into law. This House Resolution was the first of its kind and created the eight hour work day, for all public workers. The law also states that if an employer does not abide but the eight hour work day, they can be punished with up to two years jail time.
Creator:United States Government
Contributor:Erney, Chas A.
Century:1801-1900
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1891-1900
Topical subjects:Labor
Labor laws and legislation
United States. Congress (52nd : 1891-1893)
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
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Repository:U.S. Government Information, Maps, & GIS Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Government, Law, Politics
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:Public domain
Collection:Digital Collections