Portrait of New York Senator Robert F. Wagner, by Steven Polson, 2004
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Head and shoulders circular painting of Wagner wearing a suit and tie.

Credit: United States Senate Historical Office

Robert Wagner of New York was one of the United States Senators who came to Rossiter, Pennsylvania, in 1928 to investigate Judge J. N. Langham's denial of striking miners their right to assembly and free speech. In 1935, Senator Wagner would introduced the National Labor Relations Act–also called the Wagner Act-which for the first time guaranteed American workers the right to union representation.

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