Oregon Universal Eight-Hour Workday, Measure 11 (1914)
The Oregon Universal Eight-Hour Workday Amendment, also known as Measure 11, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have mandated that no person should be required to work more than eight hours per day or forty-eight hours per week, no matter the business or profession.
|Oregon Measure 11 (1914)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by authority of Mrs. Jean Bennett, 429 E. Morrison St., Portland, on behalf of the Universal Eight Hour League. - UNIVERSAL CONSTITUTIONAL EIGHT HOUR DAY AMENDMENT. - Its purpose is to add Section 9 to Article XV of the Oregon Constitution prohibiting any man, woman, boy or girl, from being employed more than eight hours in any one day, or forty-eight hours in any one week, in any trade, business or profession, or on any farm, or in domestic service, or in any kind of employment whatever, skilled or unskilled, mental or physical, within the State of Oregon. This law applied to children and other relatives of the employers, and provides penalty for violation thereof. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1914 ballot measures
- 1914 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1912-1914
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1914
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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