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A nickname for members of the workingmen's associations in the 1820s and '30s.
Industry:Labor
A contract a worker was compelled to sign stating that he or she would not join a union. The practice was outlawed in 1932 by the passage of the Norris LaCuardia Act.
Industry:Labor
A nickname for members of the Industrial Workers of the World. The origin of the word is unknown.
Industry:Labor
Workers who have office jobs rather than factory, farm, or construction work.
Industry:Labor
A unionist who policed jobs to see that workers were getting fair treatment.
Industry:Labor
Defined by the National Labor Relations Act and by the Taft Hartley Act as practices of discrimination, coercion, and intimidation prohibited to labor and management. Management cannot form company unions or use coercive tactics to discourage union organization. Unions cannot force workers to join organizations not of their own choosing.
Industry:Labor
A shop where every member; of the bargaining unit must become a member of the union after a specified amount of time.
Industry:Labor
A clause in the contract providing for the union shop, maintenance of membership or the agency shop.
Industry:Labor
A stamp or a tag on products to show that the work was done by union labor.
Industry:Labor
When southern plantations were broken up after the Civil War, blacks and poor whites were controlled by landowners through sharecropping. The tenant farmer paid roughly a third of his crop to the landlord, a third for provisions, tools, and other necessities, and. He kept whatever was left. Unsuccessful efforts were made in the 1930s to organize tenant farmers by the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. More sustained attempts at farm worker organization are being made today.
Industry:Labor