Railway Labor Act In 1926 required Corporations to recognize and negotiate in good faith with Union. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 introduced a maximum 44-hour seven-day workweek, established a national minimum wage, guaranteed "time-and-a-half" for overtime in certain jobs, and prohibited most employment of minors in "oppressive child labor".
In 1947, post WWII The TaftHartley Act prohibited jurisdictional strikes, wildcat strikes, solidarity or political strikes, secondary boycotts, secondary and mass picketing, closed shops, and monetary donations by unions to federal political campaigns. It also required union officers to sign non-communist affidavits with the government. Union shops were heavily restricted, and states were allowed to pass right-to-work laws that outlawed closed union shops. Furthermore, the executive branch of the federal government could obtain legal strikebreaking injunctions if an impending or current strike imperiled the national health or safety, a test that has been interpreted broadly by the courts. The act may have helped President Harry Truman get reelected, since the act galvanized labor unions against Republicans.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act is the primary federal law which governs occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the United States. It was enacted by Congress in 1970 and was signed by President Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970
Kennedy crushed the Steelworkers Union and that industry has been moved overseas. Then Reagan broke the Air Traffic Controllers. Union decline has been slow and steady ever since, with essentially ZERO LEGISLATION. Labor Board appointments??? Are you kidding me??? Free Trade Agreements are a direct assault on US labor. To suggest Clinton or Obama had a role in Union organizing in the public sector is absurd.
I believe the Teamsters and Longshoresmen are still intact but a National Union recently sided with Boeing Management against the local contract rejection and rammed the contract down the locals throat. All that remains is to dismantle public unions. There are so many rich teachers, cops and fire fighters that it makes a pcon sick.
As we saw in Apple and clothing manufacturing scandals employer abuse of workers is anything but over. Those abuses have been the primary weapon in attacking US wages. Soon, as long as rioting doesn't start, 43 people will own 50% of everything.