Oregon Eight Hour Day for Public Employees, Measure 16 (1912)

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The Oregon Eight Hour Day for Public Employees Bill, also known as Measure 16, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure mandated no more than an eight-hour workday for laborers employed by the state, county, school district, municipality or other subdivision of the state government.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 16 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 64,508 57.30%
No48,07842.70%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an Act making eight hours a day's labor in all cases where labor for the State, county, school district, municipality or other subdivisions of the State are interested, either directly or through any contractors or agents and providing that contractors shall give a bond, providing among other things, that no person shall be employed on such public work more than eight hours in anyone day and that no liens or claims shall be filed against the building or other structure. --- Vote YES or NO.

332. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

333. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 16 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1912.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 1, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.