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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 04:21 AM

July 5 1935 The National Labor Relations Act, was signed into law

The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 29 U.S.C. 151169 (also known as the Wagner Act after NY Senator Robert F. Wagner[1]) is a foundational statute of US labor law which guarantees basic rights of private sector employees to organize into trade unions, engage in collective bargaining for better terms and conditions at work, and take collective action including strike if necessary. The act also created the National Labor Relations Board which conducts elections which, if voted in favor of representation, awards labor unions (also known as trade unions) with a requirement for the employer to engage in collective bargaining with this union. The Act does not apply to workers who are covered by the Railway Labor Act, agricultural employees, domestic employees, supervisors, federal, state or local government workers, independent contractors and some close relatives of individual employers.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Labor_Relations_Act

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Sherman A1 Jul 2013 OP
pampango Jul 2013 #1
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 07:35 AM

1. "The act was bitterly opposed by the Republican Party and business groups."

Some things never change.

Opponents of the Wagner Act introduced several hundred bills to amend or repeal the law in the decade after its passage. All of them failed or were vetoed until the passage of the Taft-Hartley amendments in 1947 (overriding President Truman's veto).

Thanks for the reminder, Sherman A1.

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Response to pampango (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 07:41 AM

2. RepubliCONs have been against the working man for years

How the hell do they even get elected.
Oh yeah, Gays. Guns. Abortions.
Divide and conquer

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