Washington Eight Hour Law, Initiative 13 (1914)

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The Washington Eight Hour Law Initiative, also known as Initiative 13, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited employers from requiring employees to work more than eight hours per day, except in agricultural employment and emergencies, and provided for extra compensation for over-time.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 13 (1914)
Defeatedd No212,93564.17%
Yes 118,881 35.83%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An act prohibiting employers form requiring or permitting employees to work more than eight hours in any day of twenty-four hours, except in agricultural labor and cases of emergency; providing for extra cempensation for over-time; and fixing a penalty for the violation thereof.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 13 was filed on February 10, 1914. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1914 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People", accessed September 20, 2013