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Prosperous People Chapter 19—Big Labor And a Changing Workforce 1.) What is the so called “economic power triumvirate” in the American economy? The so called “economic power triumvirate” in the American economy refers to the power which is exercised by big business, big government, and big labor. While such a statement is an oversimplification about how our society functions, there is still much truth in this observation. 2.) When did the Federal government first began to give its support to union efforts to organize workers? The Federal government first began to give its support to union efforts to organize workers during the 1930s. 3.) What happened to union membership between 1930 and 1970? Union membership climbed from 3.5 million to over 20 million between 1930 and 1970. 4.) What has happened to union membership within the last 25 years? Union membership has declined within the last 25 years. 5.) What is probably the biggest source of increase in family income in recent years? Increases in productivity due to more technology were probably the biggest source of increases in family income in recent years. 6.)Which sector of employment has seen the highest growth rate in recent years? The service sector of employment has seen the highest growth rate in recent years. 7.)Characterize income and employment conditions in the 1920’s. For the majority of workers, income rose during the business boom of the 1920s, allowing them to afford such luxuries as an automobile, a radio, and new household appliances such as refrigerators. Unemployment was low in the 1920s; people who wanted jobs often could usually find them without too much difficulty. 8.)What happened to union membership during the 1920’s? Union membership declined during the 1920s. Their membership declined from over 5 million in 1920 to 3.6 million in 1930. 9.) Characterize public relations attacks on unions during the 1920’s. In many areas, labor organizers were attacked verbally as “communist sympathizers,” and newspapers constantly linked labor activity with the outbreak of violence in their news reports and editorials. The idea
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that unions were subversive and “un-American” was becoming more widespread. 10.) Which piece of New Deal legislation contained the first pro-union provisions? The National Recovery Act (NRA) was the piece of New Deal legislation which contained the first pro-union provisions. 11.) What was the Wagner Act, when was it passed, and what did it provide for? After the Supreme Court ruled the NRA unconstitutional in 1935, the part of the bill dealing with unions was revived and strengthened by the passage of the Wagner Act. The Wagner Act was passed in 1935, and it provided for the establishment of the National Labor Relations Board. 12.)
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