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Labor and the New Deal

Labor and the New Deal

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Published by Wisconsin University Press in Madison .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Milton Derber and Edwin Young.
ContributionsDerber, Milton., Young, Edwin.
The Physical Object
Pagination393p.
Number of Pages393
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14616965M

Melvyn Dubofsky (born Octo ) is professor emeritus of history and sociology, and a well-known labor is Bartle Distinguished Professor of History and Sociology at the Binghamton University.. Dubofsky helped advance the field of "new labor history," which focuses on the experiences of workers and social movements rather than institutions. The alliance of the industrial labor movement with the Democratic Party under Franklin D. Roosevelt has, perhaps more than any other factor, shaped the course of class relations in the United States over the ensuing forty years. Much has been written on the interests that were thereby served, and.

First New Deal: Industry and Labor Free Printable American History Reading with Questions for Grades - American History Readings The National Recovery Administration (NRA), established in with the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), attempted to end cut-throat competition by setting codes of fair competitive practice to generate. New Deal, domestic program of the administration of U.S. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt between and , which took action to bring about immediate economic relief as well as reforms in industry, agriculture, finance, waterpower, labour, and housing, vastly increasing the scope of the federal government’s activities. The term was taken from Roosevelt’s speech accepting the .

As the nation's most prominent labor lawyer during a period of ascending labor power, Lee Pressman served as General Counsel of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from to Working among the movers and shapers of American politics, he was also one of the most highly-placed, though covert, adherents of communism in public life during the New Deal-Fair Deal . China's leaders aspire to the prosperity, political legitimacy, and stability that flowed from America's New Deal, but they are irrevocably opposed to the independent trade unions and mass mobilization that brought it about. Cynthia Estlund's crisp comparative analysis makes China's labor unrest and reform legible to Western readers.


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“The New Deal was a big deal for America — and, as Kirstin Downey shows in this illuminating and sparkling book, Frances Perkins, my predecessor as Labor Secretary, was the moving force behind much of it. Her legacy included Social Security, unemployment insurance, and other initiatives that have improved the lives of generations of Americans/5().

: Labor And The New Deal (Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Era of the New Deal) (): Derber, Milton, Young, Edwin: BooksCited by: With The New Deal: A Modern History, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Michael Hiltzik offers fresh insights into this inflection point in the American experience.

Here is an intimate look at the alchemy that allowed FDR to mold his multifaceted and contentious inner circle into a 4/4(29).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stark, Louis, Labor and the new deal. [Washington, D.C.], [Public affairs committee] (OCoLC) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stein, Emanuel, Labor and the new deal. New York, F.S. Crofts & co., (OCoLC) Document Type.

“The New Deal was a big deal for America — and, as Kirstin Downey shows in this illuminating and sparkling book, Frances Perkins, my predecessor as Labor Secretary, was the moving force behind much of it.

Her legacy included Social Security, unemployment insurance, and other initiatives that have improved the lives of generations of Americans/5(22). His books include Big Science, The New Deal, Colossus, Dealers of Lightning, and The Plot Against Social Security.

Hiltzik received the Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. He 4/4(30). The New Deal, which had received the endorsement of agrarian, liberal, and labor groups, met with increasing criticism. The speed of reform slackened afterand there was growing Republican opposition to the huge public spending, high taxes, and centralization of power in the executive branch of government.

Unions Before the New Deal During the s union membership began to decline. A mixture of unemployment due to the post war time economy, multiple failed strikes, and powerful Pro-Business Republicans holding office caused union membership to decline nearly thirty percent in.

A New York Times bestseller, now with a new foreword by the author, The New New Deal is a riveting story about change in the Obama era—an essential handbook for citizens who want the truth about the president, his record, and his by:   Frances Perkins, 'The Woman Behind the New Deal' Kirstin Downey's biography of FDR's Labor Secretary Frances Perkins paints an inspiring and substantive portrait of the woman who ushered in the Additional Physical Format: Online version: Derber, Milton.

Labor and the New Deal. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, (OCoLC) Document Type. Organized Labor and the Depression, the New Deal, and World War II: Uprising of ' Under increasingly difficult working conditions, mill workers quickly organized unions.

In September of the United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) coun members. Less than a year later the union hadmembers. Details of the New Deal--from labor to business to artists and culture, this research covers most of it. Essentially argues that "Americans today still work out their lives in a political economy that still bears the imprint of Franklin D.

Roosevelts New Deal," that there could not have been a New Deal with FDR, and that the New Deal is the foundation for the way that /5.

FDR and The New Deal. During the Great Depression, African Americans were disproportionately affected by unemployment: they were the first fired and the last hired. Labor. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Derber, Milton.

Labor and the New Deal. New York, Da Capo Press, [©] (OCoLC) Document Type. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

New Deal, -- United States Filed under: New Deal, The New Deal (2 volumes; Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, c), ed. by John Braeman, Robert H. Bremner, and David Brody. Although the future of labor unions looked grim intheir fortunes would soon change.

The tremendous gains labor unions experienced in the s resulted, in part, from the pro-union stance of the Roosevelt administration and from legislation enacted by Congress during the early New Deal.

The National Industrial Recovery Act ( The New Deal worked. After FDR had launched the first New Deal, the economy grew % in When the second New Deal rolled out, the economy increased by % in and % in After FDR cut government spending inthe economy contracted %.

By examining the textile, clothing, coal, automobile, and steel industries, Vittoz shows that a variety of interest-group pressures were responsible for many New Deal labor reforms. The author demonstrates that labor and its political allies took much of the initiative for proposing new laws and policies and that reforms were possible because portions of the business community .The Fair Labor Standards Act of promulgated a hour workweek with time-and-a-half for overtime and pegged a minimum wage of 25 cents an hour.

The act also provided that the hours worked would drop to 40 and the wage would incrementally rise to 40 cents. In addition, the bill made child labor under the age of 16 illegal.The New Deal comprised of domestic economic programs that were passed by the government in the s as a response to the Great Depression.

As Hardman observes, though the New Deal did not end the depression, it changed the American government for good (Hardman). With the New Deal, there was a larger role for the government.