Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Frederick W. Adrian
The purpose of this thesis is to show how labors right to organize was affected by the legislation passed during the New Deal period...The history of the labor movement is long and complex. To trace briefly the history of the movement with all its problems and intricacies would reveal nothing new or significant. Consequently the historical background recorded in this chapter will be confined to only the most significant problems which have faced the American workingman in his attempts at unionization. These problems were, to be more precise, the overcoming of legal and economic obstacles which prevented the laboring man from organizing into trade unions for the purpose of collective bargaining. Historically bonafide labor unions have been organized by men who wanted to improve their working conditions, their pay, or otherwise change their relationship with their employer through the process of collective bargaining. The history of the labor movement has been a study of methods used by unions and the attitudes that society has taken towards these methods as reflected by statutory and common law.
Motzkus, Paul Frederick, "A study of labor's right to organize as affected by new deal legislation" (1961). Student Work. 936.
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