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This Week in Labor History

On July 5, 1935, the National Labor Relations Act was signed into law as part of FDR’s “Second New Deal.”

The legislation banned unfair workplace practices in the private sector, prohibited employers from interfering with their workers’ attempts to form unions, allowed workers to engage in collective bargaining for better terms and conditions at work, and take collective action including strikes — and the act established the National Labor Relations Board to enforce all aspects of the law.

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