Comparing Reform Movements

Comparing Reform Movements - Comparing Reform Movements...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Comparing Reform Movements 1930’s reform— WPA: Gov’t spends $10.5 Billion Lasts till 1941 Employed about 3 million people a year Paid about $55 a month Over 100,000 buildings made or renovated Gov’t steps up as free market employer Social Security Act Contributes wage taxes so when retired, draw benefits Mandatory old age benefits Created the unemployment insurance program Get paid to look for new jobs For set period of time after loss of jobs Plan for structural unemployment Created a small program called welfare programs Payment program for entitled poor Typically disabled Americans Passed and signed in FDR’s first term National Labor Relations Act Gives Americans right to form into unions Corporations have to deal with the unions Also called Wagner Act Passes in 1935 Prohibits firing of union organizers, or other reprisals Guarantees this right to unionize Establishes National Labor Relations Board
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 17b taught by Professor Ettinger during the Fall '07 term at CSU Sacramento.

Page1 / 2

Comparing Reform Movements - Comparing Reform Movements...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online