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  Saint Louis Symphony
As Act III of Die Walküre opens, the Valkyries, fierce and beautiful angels of death, are returning from fields of battle with newly fallen heroes to swell the ranks at Valhalla.
Wagner marks this event with an orchestral meditation on the hero’s character, using leitmotifs associated with fate, Siegfried’s heroic character and his love for Brünnhilde.
Wagner began writing this work in 1857, at a time he himself was in love with the wife of a wealthy benefactor.
www.slso.org /0304notes/11-14.htm   (2490 words)

 ~*Wagner and Taft-Hartley Acts*~
It is illegal for a company to interfere with your right to unionize per the National labor Relations Act of 1935, also known as the Wagner Act; an act of Congress (1935) that forbade any interference by employers with the formation and operation of labor unions.
The act is generally known as the Wagner Act.
The enactment of the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 precipitated a fierce controversy between its opponents, who claimed that the act was designed to destroy the labor movement, and its adherents, who contended that the act was essential in order to preserve a balance between the powers of labor and those of management.
www.nursingpower.net /union/acts.html   (299 words)

 Wagner Act: West's Encyclopedia of American Law
The Wagner Act, also known as the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (29 U.S.C.A. § 151 et seq.), is the most important piece of labor legislation enacted in U.S. history.
The act overturned decades of court decisions that asserted that LABOR UNIONS violated an employee's liberty of contract.
Senator ROBERT F. WAGNER, a Democrat from New York, introduced the legislation in 1935, when the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression.
law.enotes.com /wests-law-encyclopedia/wagner-act   (168 words)

 Parsifal (Wagner) - Music
Wagner wrote once to Liszt: "In all my relations to the suffering world, I feel led and guided by one thing alone -- compassion." And, listening to this fascinating, luxuriant, mellow, soothing music, it would really seem as if compassion had been the one thought in the composer’s mind all through.
In the last part of the Act a profound impression is made by the clangour of the cathedral bells, at first heard faintly, then working up to a grand peal.
The sensuous beauty of the Second Act, devoted to the presentation of the working of the evil element, is in marked contrast to the First and Third Acts.
www.music-with-ease.com /parsifal-wagner-music.html   (828 words)

 MODULE 6: Legal Framework   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The underlying philosophy of the Wagner Act was based on the need for men to know the dignity of freedom and self-expression in their daily lives.
The Wagner Act assumed democracy to be an indivisible process, that, if denied, would permit the difficult employee-employer relationships of the era to threaten the survival of the economic system.
The Act's intent was to narrow several aspects of the law; namely, the freedom of the parties to authorize the union shop, freedom of choice for employees to determine representation status free from both union and employer interference, and restrictions against employees with regard to hire or tenure of employment.
homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu /~rprizzia/pubad355/06aa.html   (2258 words)

 National Labor Relations Act
Arriving at a time when organized labor had nearly lost faith in Roosevelt, the Wagner Act required employers to acknowledge labor unions that were favored by a majority of their work forces.
In 1947, they succeeded with passage of the Taft-Hartly Act, which appended stipulations to the NLRA that said unions could be indicted, restrained by injunction, and sued for such practices as secondary boycotts and mass picketing.
Act of 1947 (Taft-Hartley Act) The Taft-Hartley Act, an amendment to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1932, was passed in 1947 to restore a more balanced relationship between labor and management.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1612.html   (870 words)

 How Did the Taft-Hartley Act Come About?
The Taft-Hartley Act was a major revision of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (the Wagner Act) and represented the first major revision of a New Deal act passed by a post-war Congress.
Another omission, according to the act's opponents, was a provision that would allow the government to delay or block a strike that threatened national interests.
The act allowed the president, when he believed that a strike would endanger national health or safety, to appoint a board of inquiry to investigate the dispute.
hnn.us /articles/1036.html   (1107 words)

 About Robert F. Wagner
Mayor Wagner's father, Senator Robert F. Wagner, was elected to four terms in the U.S. Senate, serving from 1927 to 1949.
Among his many contributions, he was author of the National Labor Relations Act, or "Wagner" Act, that created the National Labor Relations Board, and prime sponsor of the Social Security Act, arguably the most important piece of social welfare legislation of the 20th century.
Mayor Wagner's son, Bobby Wagner, combined his father's sense of decency, compassion and deliberation with fresh ideas to tackle issues of poverty, education, government accountability and long-term urban planning.
www.nyu.edu /wagner/about/legacy.php   (467 words)

 National Labor Relations Act, 1935
The act contributed to a dramatic surge in union membership and made labor a force to be reckoned with both politically and economically.
ER was an outspoken advocate for labor and a champion of the Wagner Act.
In 1947, when the Taft-Hartley Act was passed, it successfully killed the NLRB and replaced it with a new, five-member board whose mandate was of far less value to labor than that of its predecessor.
www.classbrain.com /artteenst/publish/article_122.shtml   (302 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Wagner Act enforces the national labor policy, which assures free choice and encourages collective bargaining to maintain industrial peace.
Act qualified or amended much of the Wagner Act.ªq^ó Ÿ¨Taft-Hartley continuedŸ¨zEstablished control of labor disputes by enlarging the National Labor Relations Board.
Act forbade unions to contribute to political campaigns.
www.ferrum.edu /fangel/hrm/Wagner.ppt   (925 words)

 Amazon.ca: Wagner, Richard: DVD: Brian Large,Wolfgang Brendel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
It is one of the greatest mysteries of Wagner's genius,how he could change his style from the ecstatic chromaticism of Tristan to the optimistic, straightforward C-major tonality and counterpoint of the Meistersinger.
She shines in the third act Quintet however, and contributes wonderfully to one of the most sublime moments in the opera.
The acting is detailed, very human, and on repeated watching one picks up little true-to-life bits that one didn't notice first time around, often the mark of a great director.
www.amazon.ca /Wagner-Richard-Brian-Large/dp/B0001VLUT8   (2203 words)

The Committee shall designate a central nonprofit agency or agencies to facilitate the distribution (by direct allocation, subcontract, or any other means) of orders of the Government for commodities and services on the procurement list among qualified nonprofit agencies for the blind or such agencies for other severely handicapped.
The Committee may study (on its own or in cooperation with other public or nonprofit private agencies) (1) problems related to the employment of the blind and of other severely handicapped individuals, and (2) the development and adaptation of production methods which would enable a greater utilization of the blind and other severely handicapped individuals.
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Committee to carry out this Act $240,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, and such sums as may be necessary for the succeeding fiscal years.
www.jwod.gov /jwod/library/JWOD_Act.html   (1729 words)

 National Labor Relations Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) is a 1935 United States federal law that protects the rights of most workers in the private sector to organize labor unions, to engage in collective bargaining, and to take part in strikes and other forms of concerted activity in support of their demands.
The Act does not, on the other hand, cover those workers who are covered by the Railway Labor Act, agricultural employees, domestic employees, supervisors, independent contractors and some close relatives of individual employers.
The Act was passed in order to divert those violent conflicts into more manageable channels, by granting workers' legal rights to form unions and to bargain collectively, while creating an administrative mechanism to determine whether they wanted union representation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wagner_Act   (1080 words)

 Free-Essays.us - Wagner Act
The Wagner Act was sponsored by Senator Robert f.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the national labor relations act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sectors.
Throughout the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
www.free-essays.us /dbase/c1/qbi75.shtml   (2378 words)

 Wagner Act, Mary Bethune, Fair Labor Standards Act, Frances Perkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
A major provision of the act was establishment of a minimum wage, initially $0.25 an hour, along with a maximum workweek of 44 hours; these were to become to become $0.40 an hour and 40 hours after seven years.
In 1935, Congress passed the landmark Wagner Act, which spurred labor to historic victories, including a sitdown strike by auto workers in Fint, Michigan in 1937, which led General Motors to recognize the United Autombile Workers.
Officially called the National Labor Relations Act (1935), the Wagner Act was the single most important piece of labour legislation enacted in the United States in the 20th century.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~mwfriedm/terms/corin_24.html   (1732 words)

 The Wagner Act
The act guarantees un-supervised employees the right to self-organize, choose their own representatives, and bargain collectively or they may choose not to do any of these things.
The Wagner Act also enforces the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encourages collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace.
The Wagner Act makes it illegal for employers and labor unions to interfere with these rights and establishes the NLRB to hear cases involving unfair labor practices (Anderson, 1979).
www.stfrancis.edu /ba/ghkickul/stuwebs/btopics/works/wagner.htm   (1451 words)

 New Freedom Initiative -- Preliminary Report: Appendix A: Summary of Disability-Related Legislative Initiatives
Required states to establish policy assuring free appropriate public education for children with disabilities as condition for receiving Part B funds; established procedural safeguards, procedures for mainstreaming children with disabilities to the maximum extent possible, and procedures for nondiscriminatory testing and evaluation practices.
Authorized a new grant program for states to develop an early intervention system for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, and provide greater incentives for states to provide preschool programs for children with disabilities between the ages of three and five.
Formally called P.L. 94-142 or the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, IDEA required public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs.
www.hhs.gov /newfreedom/prelim/append.html   (1949 words)

 Reconstructing The Wagner Act
In his opening statement to Congress, Senator Wagner chose to emphasize the economic, not the philosophical reading of the Wagner Act, explaining that cooperation between employer and employee was key to achieving recovery.
The significance of the passage of the Wagner Act lay as much in the growth of the administrative powers of the Federal State as in its protection of the right to organize.
Not only was that phrase coined and included in the language of the Wagner Act, but the NLRB actively sought to put an end to the anti-union practices of employers and their effects.
www.transatlantica.org /document628.html   (4855 words)

 National Labor Relations Act
In 1933, Robert F. Wagner, chairman of the National Recovery Administration, introduced a bill to Congress to help protect trade unionists from their employers.
The National Labor Relations Act also established the rights of workers to join trade unions and to bargain collectively with their employers through representatives of their own choosing.
Senator Wagner's bill enumerated several "unfair practices" to be prohibited, such as the sponsoring by employers of company unions, interfering with employees' choice of bargaining representatives, and refusal to bargain with elected agents.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USARnlra.htm   (771 words)

 Wagner Valkyrie Act III - smh.com.au
It is not, of course, the individual moments of orchestral splendour which make this great - brilliant as they are in their reinvention of orchestral sound - but the slow, dramatic evolution from sinewy strife to purifying fire that takes an hour and a half out of your life to play itself out.
You need Wagner by the act full, although this composer is addictive in those quantities.
Conductor Edo de Waart held the whole act together with disciplined momentum, though for me the performance was more successful in the first half.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/03/30/1048962644846.html   (466 words)

 NJ-ACT - Elizabeth Wagner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Elizabeth Wagner used lecture and experiential techniques to teach mindfulness at ACT’s December 8 workshop at Café Repetti in Kenilworth.
Wagner described mindfulness as meditation without the Eastern religious and philosophical components, and therefore more attuned to Western sensibilities.
Throughout her presentation, Dr. Wagner emphasized that clinicians will be most effective teaching mindfulness if they practice mindfulness themselves.
members.aol.com /njacbt/wagner.html   (382 words)

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In the sketches, Sigfried's first act after he has forged the sword is to avenge on Hunding the death of his father.
The act opens with horns on the stage: one horn in F, horns in C, one Stierhörn, and another four horns in F. The horns are placed on stage to serve as representations of Siegfried and his hunting party (See Figure 3).
Wagner's Rienzi: A reappraisal based on a study of the sketches and drafts.
homepages.nyu.edu /~dnb208/wagner   (2367 words)

 German American Corner: WAGNER, Robert Ferdinand (1877-1953)
From 1904 to 1908 Wagner was a member of the New York state assembly, and from 1908 to 1918 he occupied a seat in the state senate.
He was a leader in the field of housing legislation and the sponsor of important laws passed during the era of the New Deal, including the National Industrial Recovery Act in 1933, the National Labor Relations Act, known as the Wagner Act, and the Social Security Act in 1935.
The younger Wagner was borough president of Manhattan (1949-53) and mayor of New York City (1954-66).
www.germanheritage.com /biographies/mtoz/wagner.html   (252 words)

 Federal Labor Laws
The Act stated that "the labor of a human being is not commodity or article of commerce," and provided further that nothing contained in the Federal antitrust laws: shall be construed to forbid the existence and operation of labor...
Title I of the Act, providing that all codes of fair competition approved under the Act should guarantee the right of employees to collective bargaining without interference or coercion of employees, was held unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1935.
The NLRB was given power to determine whether a union should be certified to represent particular groups of employees, using such methods as it deemed suitable to reach such a determination, including the holding of a representation election among workers concerned.
www.lectlaw.com /files/emp26.htm   (1059 words)

 Charles R. Eckert / Land, Labor and the Wagner Act
Speaker, the National Labor Relations Act is being acclaimed by labor as one of its greatest achievements in the long and weary struggle for its rights.
In the light of me teachings of the leaders of labor and the decisions of the Supreme Court, it is but natural that practically everybody is entertaining the thought that, with the Wagner Act and related legislation securely on the statute books, labor is about to enjoy its just rewards.
Candor impels the necessity to remind labor that the enjoyment of the full fruits of labor can come to pass only when the basic element of production will be available to all on equal terms and the rights of the people to their God-given inheritance restored.
www.cooperativeindividualism.org /eckert-charles_wagner-act.html   (3572 words)

 Worker-Management Cooperation in the Non-Union Workplace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Ultimately, these two sections reflect Wagner's view that workers needed to give their genuine consent to workplace authority, and this could only be secured through their ability to express their collective will, rather than through individual contracts between a lone employee and the company.
Wagner understood that success for the firm depended on workers offering their intrinsic (uncoerced) group cooperation in exchange for managerial commitment to norms of group fairness in decisions affecting job security and distributive share.4
Even Board Member Raudabaugh, in his concurring opinion, argues that Wagner built an adversarial relationship into the Act: "The adversarial model, upon which the Wagner Act was based, is at odds with a cooperative model of labor relations.
www.drizzle.com /~newroots/papers/lm05.html   (3565 words)

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