SOCIAL SECURITY: Pensions for Railroaders

Pensions for Railroaders

Three years ago when the Social Security Act was still just an eleemosynary gleam in Franklin Roosevelt's eye, Congress, which got its early training in industrial legislation working on the railroads, passed a pension law for the 1,500,000 railroad employes of the U. S. In May 1935 the Supreme Court threw out that first Railway Pension Act along with NRA. Before the summer was out Congress tried again. The District of Columbia Supreme Court found the second law unconstitutional. So although the Social Security Act has been debated,...

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