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Essay Galaxy - Fair Labor Act Of 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938: Maximum Struggle for a Minimum Wage

When he felt the time was ripe, nice unconstitutional bill you had tucked away?' On Saturday, June 25, 1938, to avoid pocket vetoes 9 days after Congress had adjourned, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed 121 bills. Among these bills was a landmark law in the Nation's social and economic development -- Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Against a history of judicial opposition, the depression-born FLSA had survived, not unscathed, more than a year of Congressional altercation. In its final form, the act applied to industries whose combined employment represented only about one-fifth of the labor force. In these industries, it banned oppressive child labor and set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and the maximum workweek at 44 hours.1 Forty years later, a distinguished news commentator asked incredu....

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