Industry-Wide Bargaining and Industry-Wide Strikes

Archive Report

Revision of Six-Year-Old Taft-Hartley Act

“Proposals for removing or minimizing the threat of work stoppages that endanger the national health or safety promise to be a subject of lively debate during the long period, already begun, in which Congress wrestles with revision of the Taft-Hartley Act. When the House Committee on Education and Labor opened hearings on labor-management relations, Feb. 10, the lead-off witness was Rep. Lucas (D., Tex,), sponsor of a bill to curtail industry-wide bargaining and ban industry-wide strikes. And at the start on Mar. 24 of a scheduled six weeks of hearings before the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Sen. Taft (R., Ohio) urged study of the procedure for handling so-called national emergency strikes that was prescribed by the law ...

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