National Industrial Recovery Act

Reviving the Heart of America!

The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) was passed by Congress on June 16,1933.

It was designed to promote recovery and reform, encourage collective bargaining for

unions, set up maximum work hours and minimum wages, and forbid child labor in industry. Part of President Roosevelt`s first 99 days which produced 16 pieces of relief legislation in 1933.The blue eagle seal represented businesses` cooperation with the government to rebuild the nation`s economy. More than 700 industries had been

codified, 4 million unemployed people had been absorbed into industrial jobs, and

nearly 23 million workers were under codes.