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May 21, 1945
The “Little Wagner Act” is signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed, a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week.

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Feb. 6, 2018  | WAR ON WORKERS | Regulations are simply the rules of the game. Congress passes laws, and then federal agencies set the rules for how those laws are followed.">
Feb. 6, 2018  | WAR ON WORKERS | Regulations are simply the rules of the game. Congress passes laws, and then federal agencies set the rules for how those laws are followed. Research shows that federal regulations provide an overall net benefit to the economy and that they have a modestly positive or neutral effect on employment… An examination of the regulations recently repealed or rescinded reveals that many of the rules that were eliminated provided important protections to our nation’s workers. President Trump and congressional Republicans have blocked regulations that protect workers’ pay, safety, and rights to organize and join a union. By blocking these rules, the president and Congress are raising the risks for workers while rewarding companies that put their employees’ health, safety, and paychecks at risk. This section lists the casualties of Trump’s war on regulations… Economic Policy Institute
 
 
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