THIS DAY IN HISTORY: MARCH 30, 1937


STEEL WORKERS REBUFFED: COMPANIES REFUSE 8-HOUR WORKDAY

On March 30, 1937, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee asked Little Steel—four companies that each ranked among the 100 largest firms in America—to sign an agreement that guaranteed an 8-hour workday, 40-hour work week, time-and-a-half for overtime, and a $5/day minimum wage. "Big Steel" had already signed, and most people thought Little Steel would follow suit. But it didn't. What were the workers to do now?

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