Lecture 9 . New Deal

Lecture 9 . New Deal - Lecture 9 New Deal 1 Before labor...

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Lecture 9: New Deal 1. Before labor laws a. What was used against strikers? Before labor laws, there were equal bargaining power. Two agents equal power coming  to the bargaining table. (If you don’t like the risk or the pay well, too bad. There was no  minimum wage and no regulations on work/strikes, no regulation on hours, working  conditions. Child labor, young men who are questioned about age.  Strikers were charged with “conspiracy to bring down the nation”. Employment at will  statkes that the employers have the plant, can employ anybody, and fire at will. The  equality of contract between two parties has to be based on the party’s relationship  between them. There were no formal ways for the courts to intervene except to  prosecute people who are breaking the law. 2. Norris and LaGuardia Act – 1932 Law which outlawed yellow-dog contracts unenforceable in federal court. Yellow-dog  contract is the contract made between employer and employee before employment. The 
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Lecture 9 . New Deal - Lecture 9 New Deal 1 Before labor...

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