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the wagner act + the rise of industrial unionism

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Transcript of the wagner act + the rise of industrial unionism

Research The Wagner Act& the rise of unionism Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr notes photo frame what wagner act !!! a. The investigation of unfair labor practices by the NLRB

b. Secret ballot elections to approve the employee’s desire of union representation

c .Increase and encourage collective bargaining

d. Choosing representatives, bargain freely, and self organize for the unsupervised employees

So basically, this law set restrictions on employers may react to workers who are trying to unionize themselves or define any forms to support their own causes

Benefits of the wagner act
It happened because during the 1930s, tensions took over between workers and their employers and so, wages dropped and more than 12 million were jobless, labor unions dropped to 3.4 million members
then, the national industrial recovery act was passed in 1933 to protect bargaining for the unions
As a result, in 1934, the big industry workers were involved in big strikes
Then ,The Supreme Court declared the act unconstitutional so Mr. Wagner gave the rights of unions and bargaining to workers
In fact, the national labor relations act was a replacement by the congress of the (NIRA), the national industrial recovery act. The NIRA was passed in 1933 by Roosevelt during the great depression, it included that workers has the right to unionize, however, it contained some violations.
As a result, the Supreme Court declared the NIRA and the national recovery administrations (NRA) unconstitutional and so the congress passed the national labor act (Wagner) as a replacement
Should labor focus its efforts on unionizing skilled workers or unionizing all workers in one industry, regardless of skill level? The Wagner act was named after Robert F. Wagner who was a New York democratic senator and a crafter of the new Deal’s programs.
It was passed by President Franklin Roosevelt in July, 1935
The Wagner act was also known as the national labor relations act, it was a federal law that was approved mainly for employees to provide them with several essential benefits

In late 1935, a group of union leaders formed the Committee of Industrial Organization to organize unskilled workers in America's mass production industries.
The CIO formed unions in the auto, glass, radio, rubber, and steel industries
Industrial unionism is a method of organizing workers of the same industry in the same union which provide unionism.
The U.s needed a new change of unionism and so Mr. John Lewis came up with the new form of industrial unionism during a AFL convention, American federation of labor.

Both, the Wagner act and the rise of industrial unionism were important factors of the American Industy survioval after the Great depression
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