U. S. Labor struggled, suffered, bled, racketeered and rioted, picketed and paraded its way toward industrial democracy for three-quarters of a century. In all those years labor had no national legal protection. In the U. S. were no laws against black lists, white lists, yellow-dog contracts, labor spies, propaganda, professional strikebreaking. On the contrary, the U. S. Supreme Court had specifically proclaimed the employer's power to discharge men for union activity.— But by 1935 Congress had put teeth in Section 7A of the old National Industrial Recovery Act, brought out the National...

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