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Tom Woods has written, “American workers had the eight-hour-day well before their much more heavily unionized counterparts in Europe did…” http://tomwoods.com/labor-unions-didnt-bring-you-this-or-any-other-weekend/
Someone challenged me on that and I haven’t been able to find anything to back it up. Any help is appreciated.
Here’s a data comparison across countries: https://ourworldindata.org/working-hours
The main point is that the decline in working hours and rise in standards of living had little to do with unionization.
Thank you sir!