Wagner Act


Who did it help?

Helped employees by given collective bargaining rights and could not be required to abstain from joining a labor organization. The NIRA was heralded by Labor organizers as the "Magna Carta" for workers.

Relief,Recovery, or reform program of the New Deal?

Reform:Created the NLRB and reaffirmed laborers' rights to bargain for wages, hours, and working conditions, the right to strike, and the right of arbitration for grievances

What was it intended to do?

Its main purpose was to establish the legal right of most workers (notably excepting agricultural and domestic workers) to organize or join labor

unions and to bargain collectively with their employers.

How successful? How does it add to your understanding og the Great Depression?

The Wagner Act or the National Labor Relations Act was very successful. It was passed in 1935 and people were now being allowed to form unions and go on strikes for any un-fair actions that on the employer. This would help people get better pay, not as many work hours, and even better work conditions. This would eventually help Americans close the gap between the Richest people in the country and the poorest people in the country. We are now starting to get more of a middle class due to the increase in pay and better work conditions. The Wagner Act was so successful that unions are a big part of today's worker's lives. If an employee part of a work union has a problem, they won't usually go on strike, (even though some might) they would go to their work union and the Union would fight for them, or possibly arrange a strike for them. The success of this act brought more power to the average person. If one of us tried to rebel, they could just replace us, but if we all unitedly put our foot down, they have no other choice but to listen and at come to some sort of compromise.

Does it still exist today?

labor unions still exist today.
Supreme Court Approves Wagner Act