Woodrow Wilson:
Woodrow Wilson: 'I am for Wilson and an 8 Hour Day' pinback

Woodrow Wilson: "I am for Wilson and an 8 Hour Day" pinback

Price: $45.00
Pinback button promoting Woodrow Wilson for president and a federal eight-hour workday, 1912.
Catalog No: 10748
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 5/8 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF

Pinback button promoting Woodrow Wilson for president and a federal eight-hour workday, 1912.

A key demand of organized labor was a limit on the number of hours employers could demand their workers remained on the job. Gov. Wilson of New Jersey, though not a champion of labor, voiced support for the eight-hour day, and as president he signed the first federal law regulating the hours of workers in private companies (Adamson Act, 1916).

This pinback was worn by a labor activist who supported Wilson in 1912.

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