Labor Unions, the Public and the Law

Archive Report

Organized Labor and the Public Interest

Problems raised by recent actions of organized labor confront all three branches of the federal government as the New Year opens. President Truman will give a prominent place, in his annual message on the State of the Union, to recommendations of the Executive Branch for new legislation to promote industrial peace and protect the public against labor stoppages likely to paralyze the nation's economy. Action to be taken on those recommendations, and on other proposals to restrict or regulate labor unions and labor-union activity, will be a leading issue before the 80th Congress during the coming weeks. Meanwhile, on January 14, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the appeal of John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers ...

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