Public Regulation of Trade Unions

Archive Report

New Demand for Regulation of Labor Unions

Legislation for public regulation of trade unions has been pressed with renewed vigor at 1943 sessions of state legislatures and may shortly receive attention from the National Legislature at Washington. A growing public impatience with any group, whether of workers or employers, which is thought to be hampering the war effort is responsible for the present widespread demand that legal checks be imposed upon the conduct of labor organizations.

Public concern over the activities of trade unions has been heightened during recent weeks by the threat of a stoppage to coal production which is inherent in the present deadlock between the coal operators and the United Mine Workers. Chairman May (D., Ky.) of the House Military Affairs Committee said ...

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