5th Day of January – Fatcowco The eight-hour workday is officially started on the 5th January, 1914 with the Ford Motor Company 

The eight-hour workday is officially started on the 5th January, 1914 with the Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and minimum daily wage of $5 in salary plus bonuses.

The eight-hour day movement or 40-hour week movement, also known as the short-time movement, was a social movement to regulate the length of a working day, preventing excesses and abuses.

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