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The Labor Movement In The 1930's

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In the 1930s, the labor movement grew to a membership of five million under the leadership of Samuel Gompers. It was also characterized by several challenges such as the depression, employer counteroffensive, and the wobbly economy. Other notable events of the 30s are the Norris-LaGuardia Act, the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, and the Wagner Act of 1935 which were created to protect workers. Subsequently, the Norris-LaGuardia and Wagner acts declared that unionization and collective bargaining should play a role in the United States public policy. In comparison, organizing efforts remains a challenge till date. Likewise, collective bargaining for rights and privileges continue to exist while the union still advocates for better
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