In the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt sought to reform labor laws in the United States, including enforcing a federal minimum wage and banning child labor. The Fair Labor Standards Act established the modern 40-hour work week, created a federal minimum wage, and prevented children under the age of 16 from working during school hours.
September 1, 2013
Millions of Americans celebrate Labor Day weekend by traveling and visiting family. Make time to learn about the holiday’s origins, traditions, and themes with our ebook: “The Meaning of Labor Day.” Our ebook features short stories, speeches, and songs from authors like Jack London, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain, and labor activists like Samuel Gompers and Mother Jones.