National Affairs 1938: Floors & Ceilings: Wages & Hours Bill

Floors & Ceilings

After ten laborious days and nights, conferees of the House and Senate brought out at last week's end a compromise on the Wages-&-Hours Bill to put a floor under Labor's pay, a ceiling over its working week.

The arithmetical formula of the bill:

Wages Hours

1st year 25¢ 44

2nd year 30¢ 42

3rd year 30¢ 40

After the 7th year 40¢ 40

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