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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an act that established an eight hour work day for anyone employed by the federal government. In May 1869, President Grant issued a proclamation directing that wages for this eight-hour workday would not be reduced because of the reduction of hours. This act of Congress and Presidential proclamation encouraged workers in private
industry to lobby for a shorter workday, although it would be many years
before it happened.