The Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959, officially called the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), became law on September 14, 1959. The purpose of the law is to protect the rights of workers, regulate union finances and activities, and offer some protections for employers.

The corruption in trade unions in the United States was common knowledge from the early 1900s. Congressional investigations by the McClellan Committee, chaired by Arkansas Senator John L. McClellan during the 1950s, examined the practices of labor unions in the United ...

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