Lecture 10 . Great Depression - Lecture 10: Great...

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Lecture 10: Great Depression 1. Social Security Act – 1935 Old age/survivors service for working people. Funded by worker and government  contributions. Employer played no part or in other rewards. Now larger slice of pre for  women who lived longer. Joint Federal/state unemployment insurance. Higher  unemployment = greater demand for unemployment insurance. Previously at frat  organization as mutual air societies,, but still limited, most used for proper burial.  Wide  range of dependents. Disability, public health, children. Able bodies adults who needed  work.  2. Transformed Role Government Played in Society Use of government debt to jumpstart economy. Create Favorable environment to let  companies invest/grow/prosper. WWI provided catalyst for this. 3. Congress Ind. Organization – 1935 Trade unions discontent with AFL to take advantage of legal loop holes/opportunities  sunce La-Guardia. AFL still promoting autonomy to state. Idea from Marx through S.  Gompers. Needed own sense of consciousness, do not involve in state or else workers  lose control to them. AFL wanted no action from Fed government or else would  undermine, still wanted to organize on trade lines.  4. Industrial Unionism
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No divisions by trade/craft, included non-skilled workers. 
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