Strike Action and the Law

Archive Report

Rash of National Emergency Disputes

Protracted Strikes have caused serious economic hardship in numerous cities and in entire regions of the country in recent weeks. A longshoremen's walkout shut down ocean shipping in and out of Atlantic and Gulf ports for five weeks. Daily newspaper publication has been halted in New York City since early December and in Cleveland since the end of November.1 Labor troubles have suspended operation of one of Florida's mainline railroads. A strike in the vital aerospace industry is being held off only by a temporary court injunction. Other labor troubles loom in the months ahead. There is threat of a nationwide railroad strike over featherbedding next summer. And contract negotiations coming up this year in such industries as communications, electrical ...

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