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Changes in federal labor laws?
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Recently Republican candidate Newt Gingrich told a culture thinking audience in Spartanburg that if he is elected president within one year he will turn back all federal labor laws to 1941. Several names came to mind, like President Franklin Roosevelt and labor leader Asa Philip Randolph Fair Employment Practices Committee (1941) -- To avert large scale protests by African American workers during a labor shortage occurring amidst World War II, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802 creating the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC). The order stated, "There shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin."