We the People: The Court Protects the American Labor Movement
September 26, 2022
In a stunning decision on April 12, 1937, with enormous constitutional, economic and societal importance, the U.S. Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, upheld a law that transformed workers’ rights and labor relations.
The Wagner Act of 1935 guaranteed the right of workers to organize labor unions. It also aimed to protect the right of...