22 - In re debs Government allowed to put Debs into jail...

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In re debs – Government allowed to put Debs into jail because interfering with free trade - Workers forced to live in Pullman village (of Pullman railroad company) but when the company raised the rents in the village without raising their wages, the people went on strike - Tried to organize a Union and negotiate with Pullman Cars More workers than there are employers - Occasionally able to pass state laws but difficult to pass federal laws (constitutional limitation) New Deal - Laws passed that said workers can organize – only after this were they able to get laws passed to get protective legislation - Labor Department created – working people who organized against private employers - 1930s National Labors relation Board gave Unions the right to strike - Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932 prohibited the grant of labor injunctions by federal courts Companies trying to say Unions are unnecessary because you can work for the company team - Increases wage gap - Can people working for the government unionize? Yes In re Jacobs - Cigar maker – workers organized and tried to form unions Loewe v Lawlor (1908) – Danberry Hatter’s Case
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 169 taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.

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22 - In re debs Government allowed to put Debs into jail...

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