What Theodore Roosevelt Says on the Eight-Hour Day, ca. August 1912


What Theodore Roosevelt Says on the Eight-Hour Day:

Hours are excessive if they fail to afford the worker sufficient time to recuperate and return to his work thoroughly refreshed. We hold that the night labor of women and children is abnormal and should be prohibited; we hold that the employment of women over forty-eight hours per week is abnormal and should be prohibited. We hold that the seven-day working week is abnormal, and we hold that one day of rest in seven should be provided by law. We hold that the continuous industries, operating twenty-four hours out of twenty-four, are abnormal, and where, because of public necessity or of technical reasons (such as molten metal), the twenty-four hours must be divided into two shifts of twelve hours or three shifts of eight, they should by law be divided into three of eight.

The Progressive Party stands for the EIGHT-HOUR DAY, AND ONE DAY OF REST IN SEVEN.

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