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01/05/1926 Ford factory workers get five-day, 40-hour week


The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek

Henry Ford founded the automobile company with the headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. He introduced a number of methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars, but besides that, he also adopted a 5-day, 40-hour a week policy for his workers. The cut from 6 to 5 days was soon followed by other manufacturers in the country.
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