Suits Against Labor Unions

Archive Report

Anti-Union Damage Suits By Workers

Threat to Labor in Recent Court Decisions

Two recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court 1 threaten organized labor with greater hardship than any except the most extreme labor legislation offered in the present Congress. The two labor reform measures passed by the Senate at the 1958 session and now awaiting action by the House are designed, in the main, to rid the labor movement of corrupt and unethical practices like those uncovered by the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor and Management Fields, headed by Sen. John L. McClellan (D-Ark.). The first of these bills, passed by the Senate on April 28, provides safeguards for employee welfare and pension funds; the second, passed June 17, is designed ...

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