Fair Labor Standards Act

Workers' Rights Are Human Rights

The Fair Labor Standards Act was introduced in 1938, and was signed as a bill by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The purpose was to end child labor, protect workers' rights, established a fourty hour work week, and proposed a set minimum wage.

  • Minimum wage went from $0.25 in 1938, and increased to $7.25 in 2014.
  • In 1938, the maximum work week was fourty-four and a half hours