July 29, 1942

Proposal Would Limit Maximum Hours
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A proposal sponsored by eight governmental agencies was presented yesterday that would limit the number of hours for war workers to forty-eight per week and eight per day. The Department of Labor reports that about one and a half million war workers currently put in more than 48 hours each week. The mandate for overtime to be paid for hours exceeding forty per week would remain in effect, ensuring workers receive time and a half for those hours. The proposal was released by the Office of War Information (OWI) along with its own statement that explained working more than forty-eight hours per week “…cannot be sustained without impairing the health and efficiency of workers and reducing the flow of production.”

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