The Fair Housing Center. The National Labor Relations Board was launched when FDR signed the Wagner Act in July of that year. In February 1935, Sen. Robert F. Wagner of New York introduced the National Labor Relations Act, which would create a new agency dedicated to enforcing employee rights. National Labor Relations Board. Of all the federal departments, agencies, and boards that set rules and regulations, none is quite so subject to shifts in administration as the one that sets the rules for employer-worker relations: The National Labor Relations Board. Lauren McFerran, who previously served as a member of the NLRB for five years until her term expired on December 16, 2019, will rejoin the current Board as its only Democrat. The existing National Labor Board is by the Executive Order abolished, effective July 9, 1934, but the new National Labor Relations Board will have the benefit of the expert personnel of the old Board and of such of the subordinate regional labor boards as it may deem necessary. The National Labor Relations Board… National Labor Relations Board Deals primarily with the private sector, administers the National Labor Relations Act by conducting elections to determine whether or not employees want union representation and investigating and remedying unfair labor practices by employers and unions. In a package deal, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointments of two members to the National Labor Relations Board (“Board” or “NLRB”). This story is part of the Prospect’s series on how the next president can make progress without new legislation.Read all of our Day One Agenda articles here. 1935 New Deal parody cartoon by Vaughn Shoemaker Photo: Public Domain In 1935, the New Deal shifted its attention to labor and urban groups. National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] A 1935 law, also known as the Wagner Act, that guarantees workers the right of collective bargaining sets down rules to protect unions and organizers, and created the National Labor Relations Board to regulate labor-managment relations. “1937: Housing Act (Wagner –Steagall Act).” Accessed May 9, 2020. Digital Public Library of America. The decision to exclude farm workers from certain labor protections was established during the New Deal Era. After two years of uncertainty, the Supreme Court ruled that employees could organize and that unions were not an anti-trust violation. “National Labor Relations Act.” Accessed May 9, 2020. The New Deal lawyers. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982. xiv, 351 p. KF 6020 I7 Provides an account of the cases against three key agencies of the New Deal: The National Recovery Administration, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the National Labor Relations Board. The FDIC, a more flexible Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the legalization of collective bargaining, the National Labor Relations Board, and the minimum wage all began during the New Deal and have had a reasonably good record since then. “National Grasslands Management, A Primer.” Accessed May 9, 2020. Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Seeking labor stability after half a million workers went on strike in 1934, Congress passed the Wagner Act establishing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 1935.