National Labor Relations Act

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National Labor Relations Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1935, that protects workers from employer retaliation if they form a labor union. It prohibits employers from coercing employees into refraining from organizing. It also prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who argue publicly in favor or against organizing and requires companies to negotiate with employee representatives. It requires each unit of employees to be represented only by one organization. The Act created the National Labor Relations Board, which investigates and enforces potential violations. It is also called the Wagner Act.
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With this fundamentally conservative argument, he became the person of the day, not willing to be an expansive judge who strikes down laws that dealt with social change, much like Chief Justice Hughes upheld the New Deal laws like Social Security and the Wagner Labor Relations Act.