General Motors (GM) Strike Is Settled Ca. 1946Unknown - 1946
The New Deal's National Recovery Administration (NRA) and 1935 National Labor Relations Act established workers' right to collective bargaining for better work conditions. As a result, the mid-1930s was a period of great unionization in the auto industry. A six-week strike of General Motors (GM) by the United Auto Workers (UAW) increased UAW membership and helped to establish the UAW at GM. During World War II, the auto industry shifted to war production. UAW membership grew and diversified, as African Americans and women filled job vacancies left by enlisted men. Following the war, with union membership at its height, strikes plagued many industries. The postwar Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 reversed the protections of the National Labor Relations Act, putting restrictions on union activity.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , 
Copyright Date: ©1946
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