Regulation of Labor Relations
In the name of the social peace they claimed to establish, both the Italian and German Fascist régimes acted quickly to bring labor-management relations under their control. In Italy, after an initial period of competition between Fascist and independent labor organizations, a period marked by some industrial unrest, a Law on Corporations was enacted on April 3, 1926. This law brought to an end the independent unions and created a new set of organizations for labor and employers. The Law on Corporations constituted one of the major legislative pillars of the corporate system. In Germany the Nazis acted even more quickly to gain control of labor and industrial relations. There, a law of January 20, 1934, established the new system of regulation.
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