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Many of the Labor Protections and Laws
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US Laws That Unions are Responsible for

Union-backed collective action is responsible for many of the labor protections and laws that presently define our American workforce. In fact, many facets of our culture revolve around things that unions helped establish: a 40-hour workweek, weekends off, overtime pay, and more. With this in mind, here are some of the most vital pieces of legislation that union lobbying and political action have brought to bear. 1935 – National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 1935 – Unemployment Insurance (Passed with the Social Security Act of 1935), 1938 – Fair Labor Standards Act, 1906-1949 – Workers’ Compensation Laws, 1970 – Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), 1993 – Family Medical Leave Act. Union lobbying helps get federal worker protection bills passed. Union representation ensures that workers stay abreast of their rights and know what to do when they feel those rights have been violated.

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  • AddedDec 17, 2021