Worcester Historical Museum
Steelworkers
With the impetus provided by the Fair Labor Relations Act of 1937, part of President Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, many of Worcester's metalworkers began to organize unions. Many more workers became organized during World War II. The United Steelworkers of America became a new voice for a significant number of Worcester's manufacturing workers. However, the union could not prevent the cutbacks and shutdowns in many Worcester industries that have occurred since the late 1960s.

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