Found this in yesterdays paper here in Vegas.
the story on the internet is dated 12/17 and so many may have already seen it. Jerry
He did his home work anyway. Seems to be all pretty much true. I'm surprised he didn't mention shortening shifts from 10 to 8 hours which I believe happened at the same time. Not to give workers a break (as the "spun" news stories reported) but to run the factory 24 hours a day.
The Ford Company got their pick of the best workers available when the pay rate was raised to $5 a day. These workers then tended to stay. The Ford social workers advised the worker's wives on "good house keeping". Ford sponsored homes were made available. Ford Company built a hospital. One can view these practices as either "good" or "bad". but it can be said, that they did work out for Ford.
From 10 to 8 hours
Now 29 max hours per week
What next? - get paid for not working?
Wait - some progressive people are already there!
I'm there, Fred. I get paid for not working. It's called retirement!
They were the highest paid factory workers in the world......and not one had to pay income taxes.
Retirement = work without pay
I bet the progressives are going nuts reading the part about Ford requiring living " a moral lifestyle" was expected if you worked for Ford. Of course no one walks on water but these days even a hint of trying to live a moral life style is 'out of style'. Just ask the folks at Duck Dynasty.