Today in Labor History – October 15th

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

President Woodrow Wilson signed the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as “Labor’s Magna Carta”, establishing that unions are not “conspiracies” under the law. Click To Tweet It for the first time freed unions to strike, picket and boycott employers. In the years that followed, however, numerous state measures and negative court interpretations weakened the law. – 1914

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