Muller v. Oregon, 1908, served as a landmark decision in U.S. labor law. In its decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld Oregon State law restricting women's working hours to 10 per a day. The case itself stemmed from Curt Muller, a laundry owner, who appealed his local court's ruling that he violated state law by having a female employee work more than 10 hours.

Women work in a the shipping department of a salmon canning factory, Astoria, Oregon, circa1904. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1908 Muller v. Oregon ...

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