Closed Shop

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Union Security Issue in Labor Law Revision

Whether to remove or retain the federal ban on the closed shop, imposed by the Taft-Hartley Act, is one of the main controversial issues with which Congress is having to deal in writing a new labor relations law. The administration is committed to removal of the ban, but strong voices were raised in behalf of its retention at the Senate Labor Committee's hearings on the pending bill. As the session proceeds, it is becoming apparent that Republicans and southern Democrats together may be able to force concessions from the administration on various points of its labor program. If the measure finally enacted is to be studded with compromises, as now seems likely, it is by no means certain ...

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