On January 5, 1914, the Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor. By: Redactor Maria Montessori King Charles 1 Comment Mario Guillont Jr says: January 5, 2017 at 2:53 am No wonder the unions were able to get into the auto industry. Those cars sold for about $900 apiece. $25 dollars a week wasn’t a bad wage in those days, but look at that profit! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website seven − = 2 Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.