Revision of the Wagner Act

Archive Report

Pressure for Change in Basic Labor Law

Strong demands will be made upon Congress at its 1947 session for measures to curb the power built up by organized labor during the last decade under the special protections of the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act. Political action by trade unions in the 1946 congressional campaign has been designed, in the main, to ward off new anti-strike legislation and to safeguard the Wagner Act against hostile amendment. Failure by the organized workers to effect material changes in the present complexion of the House and Senate in November would be read in Congress as an endorsement by the voters of the efforts made at the last session to cut down the power of “labor monopolies.”

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