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Mar. 3, 1915: Congress approves the Seamen’s Act, providing the merchant marine with rights similar to those gained by factory workers. Action on the law was prompted by the sinking of the Titanic three years earlier. Among other gains: working hours were limited to 56 per week; guaranteed minimum standards of cleanliness and safety were put in place.
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The National Labor Relations Board is Back at Full Throttle
Updated On: Nov 01, 2013
Nov. 1, 2013 | NLRB | On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate took the final measure to restore the NLRB to full strength with its approval of Richard F. Griffin Jr. as general counsel. Though Griffin's start date has yet to be determined, his instatement marks the last step in the board's resumption of its role as the principal agency of the federal government for settling labor management disputes in the private sector. Given Griffin's long history as a union lawyer, his confirmation also signifies a rare victory for organized labor on Capitol Hill. Continue reading at In These Times.
 
 
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