Labor History in 2:00

February 21 - The Elusive Eight Hour WorkDay

February 21, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1868. That was the day that the Governor of California signed into law the eight-hour workday.  The law was the result of a strong organizing effort led by California’s trade unions. The call for eight hours had gained traction across the U.S. labor movement after the Civil War.