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05/01/1914 Henry Ford introduces 8-hour workday and minimum wage


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Henry Ford amazed the world by offering a $5 per day wage, which more than doubled the rate of most of his workers. This move proved very profitable as the best mechanics in Detroit started to work for him, bringing their human capital expertise, which raised productivity and lowered training costs.
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