Closed Shop Issue in Labor Relations

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The Closed Shop in Current Labor Disputes

The closed shop issue in labor relations has become a center of vehement controversy in recent weeks as a result of the Kearny shipyard case and the threatened strike in “captive” coal mines.

In the Kearny case, the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company refused to accept a “maintenance of membership” clause in a union contract, as recommended by the National Defense Mediation Board, and as a result the plant was taken over by the federal government for operation by ...

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