U.S. Department of Labor — History — Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938:

See on Scoop.itDidYouCheckFirst

Greg Russak‘s insight:

Ever wonder how, when, and why it came to be that we have a 40-hour work week (as a presumed norm), or why there are child labor laws, or a minimum wage? 


Do you think today’s corporatist conservatives on the Supreme Court must be the worst ever?


Are you thinking that all the Objectivist tantrums and threats by wealthy corporate leaders today about government overreach and over-regulation spelling certain doom to our nation and our economy is a recent phenomenon?


Here’s a worthwhile read if you’re interested in some history and want to see how easy it is to connect the dots to today.

See on www.dol.gov


Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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