Since 1887 the working day for women and children is limited to ten hours.
Now a portion of nature's rest has been annexed to the working day.
The length of the working day was regulated by the daylight.
The working day, which averaged twelve hours, was prolonged to sixteen during the lighter months.
The best method of restricting the hours of employment is to see that the boy is somewhere else during part of the working day.
In the public works of his own department he reduced the working day at once to eight hours.
Thus none of the sixteen hours of the working day would be wasted.
The convention centered on the demand to reduce the working day to eight hours.
In the main the leaders of the Federation placed slight reliance upon efforts to shorten the working day through legislation.
The length of the working day should be determined by the amount of work and the number of workers.