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Minimum Wage

Mandatory holidays
Sick Leave
Bargaining Rights
Protected right to strike, private employees
40 Hour Week
8 Hour Day
Overtime Pay
Workers' Retirement Benefits
Rest Breaks
Adequate Facilities for Work
Safe Facilities for Work
Lunch Breaks
Insurance Benefits
Worker Evaluation Systems
Due Process Rights

Laws that changed history for Labor

Workers' Compensation (1902, Maryland, first state to adopt)
Railway Labor Act (1922)
National Labor Relations Act (1933, private employers)
Social Security Act (1935)
Right to Organize (1935, National Labor Relations Act)
Fair Labor Standards Act (1938, set minimum wage)
Civil Rights Act (1964)
Medicare Act (1965)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967)
Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970, OSHA)
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (1974, ERISA)
Federal Labor Relations Act (1979, replaced Civil Service Act)
Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
Family Medical Leave Act (1993)


The Public Education System
An end to child labor
Allowing teachers to be married
Allowing teachers to have families
Equal pay for equal work
Collective Bargaining
Unemployment Benefits
Workers' Rights to Hold their own political opinions
The Freedom of Information Act
Public Employment Relations Commission
An End to Age Discrimination in the workplace
Sexual Harassment Protections
Anti-bullying Statutes
Blacklisting Outlawed
Whistleblower Protections
Maternity Leave
Paternity Leave
Vacation Leave