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National Labor Union Requested an Eight-Hour Workday


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Occupational portrait of three railroad workers standing on crank handcar, between 1850 and 1860

Typical railroad workers like the ones who organized to demand an eight-hour workday and were involved in the Haymarket Riot

CREDIT: Occupational portrait of three railroad workers standing on crank handcar, 1850-1860. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZC4-3944.



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