Making a New Deal
Introduction FDR's "New Democratic Coalition" (1930s) workers began voting Democratic more consistently promoted a notion of government that protected the well-being of ordinary Americans hopes to ensure a more activist federal governmen
Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, No. 87-1167 (1989)
1. Ann Hopkins was a senior manager in an office of Price Waterhouse when she was proposed
for partnership in 1982.
2. She was neither offered nor denied admission to the partnership; instead, her c
First National Maintenance Corp. v. NLRB
1. During spring of 1977, FNM was doing maintenance work for Greenpark Care Center. Weekly
fee reduced effective November 1, 1976; telegram on July 25 giving final notice of termination.
2. March 31, 1977,
NLRB v. Gissel Packing Co., 395 U.S. 575 (1969), Part II
1. Can a union establish a bargaining obligation by means other than a Board election?
1. Did the ER violate 8(a)(5) by refusing to recognize a card majority?
Hardesty Company, Inc. DBA Mid-Continent Concrete (2002)
1. Statements by Respondent informed EEs that they would have been better off without a union;
intentions to drag out negotiations into the next year
1. Did the Respondent engage
McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792; 93 S. Ct. 1817; 36 L. Ed. 2d 668; 1973 U.S.
LEXIS 154; 5 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 965; 5 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P8607
1. Green, a black citizen of St. Louis, worked for petitioner as a mechanic a
301 U.S. 1, *; 57 S. Ct. 615, *;
81 L. Ed. 893, *; 1937 U.S. LEXIS 1122
NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 301 U.S. 1 (1937)
1. Jones & Laughlin Corp. (J&L) manufactured iron and steel products in its factories in
Pennsylvania from raw ma
Griggs et. Al. v. Duke Power Co. (1971)
1. African Americans were employed only in the Labour Department where the highest paying
jobs paid less than the lowest paying jobs in the other four operating departments in which only
whites were employe
NLRB v. Mackay Radio & Telegraph Co. (1938)
1. At midnight on Friday, October 4, 1935, all men employed there went on strike; Mackay
Radio brought EEs from LA, NY, and Chicago offices to fill the strikers places and to maintain
2. By Oct
Labour Law Final Study Guide
This case presents a question concerning the limitations which 8(a)(1) of NLRA places on the
right of an ER to confer economic benefits on his EEs shortly before a representation election.
Issues and Holdings
NLRB v. Katz (1962)
1. Did the employer collectively bargain in bad faith, thereby violating 8(a)(5)?
2. Were the ERs unilateral changes a violation of 8(a)(5)?
3. Direct dealing (two separate issues?)
Lechmere, Inc. v. NLRB 502 U.S. 527 (1992)
1.Local 919 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union wanted to organize
employees at a retail store in Newington, Connecticut at the Lechmere Shopping plaza;
strip of 13 smaller satellite stores n
Textile Workers Union of America v. Darlington Mfg. Co. (1965)
1. In March 1956, Textile Workers Union initiated an organizational campaign at Darlington,
which the company resisted vigorously in various was (threats to close mill if the union wo
NLRB v. Exchange Parts Co., 375 U.S. 405 (1964)
1. On November 9, 1959, employees of Exchange Parts Company were not represented by a
2. On November 9, 1959, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders,
Fibreboard Paper Products Corp. v. NLRB
1. ER undertook a study of the possibility of effecting cost savings by engaging an independent
contractor to do the maintenance work; at July 27, 1959 meeting, ER informed the Union that it
Hoffman Plastic Compounds INC. v. NLRB (2002)
1. Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc., hired Jose Castro who had presented documents
that verified his authorization to work in the U.S.
2. 1988 AFL-CIO began union-organizing campaign.
3. 1989 Castro an
NLRB v Gissel Packing Co., 395 U.S. 575 (1969)
1. Was employers efforts to communicate union views under Section 8(c) in violation
with Section 8(a)(1)?
1. Employer violated Section 8(a)(1) because it went beyond objectiv
NLRB v. Gissel Packing Co., 395 U.S. 575 (1969)
1. NLRB argues that unions have never been limited under 9(c) to certified elections as sole
route to attaining representative status; that the cards themselves, when solicited in accordance
Title VII Cases
Griggs v. Duke Power
Issues and Holdings
Do the diploma and test requirements for promotion measure job-performance ability,
thereby valid under 703(h)?
o Section 703 (h) applies only to tests. It has no applicability to the high school
Professor Allison Elias
Introduction to Labor History
Lecture Outline: Postwar South
Barriers to unionization
Conclusion: Civil Rights and Labor Rights
You probably know how to read but reading in a way that will help you pick out an authors
main points or remember details later is different from just reading the words from start to finish.
At this level, it is not enough to read a book or article, jot d
Labour History First Exam Timeline
18 new states joined the original 13 states
Population increased from 4 million to 23 million+
Period of economic growth but also period of deepening divisions (particularly regional
divisions about which st
Social Darwinism applies the evolutionary theory developed by Darwin and Spencer to
humankind; struggle for existence, etc. to validate success/failures of individuals in
o Aka the upper class making excuses lmao
Social Darwinism became important
Carnegies main argument is that the disparity among incomes of the classes is justified in the
way that the wealth of the top benefits society overall. He seems to acknowledge that the wealth
gap between capital and labour is not acceptable, per s
The New Deal: Conflicting Interpretations and Shifting Perspectives
For most liberal historians the New Deal means the replenishment of democracy, the
rescuing of the federal government from the clutches of big business, the significant
Labour History Readings
Wealth by Andrew Carnegie
Much better is this great irregularity than universal squalor
o Good old times, were not good old times because everyone was at a low level
Everyone was uplifted; the poor enjoy what the former rich were
Midterm exam review
TAs: Olivia Blanchard and Mara Kanbergs
The midterm exam is designed to reward students who have been listening
actively in class and engaging with the readings. It is worth 25% of your final
grade. It is gra
First wave of industrialization in the U.S.
o Move towards machine; first time to have machine technology on a large scale
(mainly talking about textile industry)
o Tragedy and liberation
Tragedy idealize non-market production, autonomy, work
Labor History Review Notes
SEIU key features: urban union, public service employees, composed of bus
drivers, home care, social workers. had a role in organizing immigrants especially
janitors Justice for Janitors in LA campaign. Strong union in 1990s whe
Women were not empowered by the New Deal because the
government gave all of their potential financial power to men (their
ADC (became ADFC - Aids
Some were ready to risk anything to get away. Others feared to leave the protection of the camp
As some students left and had success, other students were encouraged to venture out too.
Japanese Relocation by Monica Sone
Internment of 110,000 Japanese Ame