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November 12, 2012

This Day in History

On this day in 1901, Newburyport Branch No. 42 of the Bricklayers & Masons International Union of America met at Lasters Hall on Middle Street. The branch voted that starting May 1, 1902, eight hours would constitute a day’s work, the hourly rate would be 42 cents, with $20.16 the pay for a 48-hour week.

— Information provided by the

Historical Society of Old Newbury

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