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Taft-hartley act Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The popular name for the Labor-Management Relations Act of1947, whose purpose is to protect employers' rights by broadening their rightsto free speech on unionization; by permitting them to disregard unions formedby supervisory personnel; by outlawing the closed shop; by permitting employeesto refrain from union activity; by limiting employee elections on whether tounionize to one per year; by prohibiting unions from forcing an employee tojoin, from forcing an employer to discriminate against non-union employees,from refusing to bargain collectively with the employer, from engaging inwildcat strikes, from charging discriminatory membership fees, and fromextracting favors or kickbacks from employers.
Taft-hartley act Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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(, informally the Taft-Hartley Act) is a United States federal law that monitors the activities and power of labor unions. The act, still effective, was sponsored by Senator Robert Taft and Representative Fred A. Hartley, Jr. and became law by overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman's veto on June 23, 1947; labor leaders called it the "slave-labor bill" while President Truman argued that it was a "dangerous intrusion on free speech," and that it would "conflict with important principles of our democratic society," Nevertheless, Truman would subsequently use it twelve times during his presidency. The Taft–Hartley Act amended the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA; informally the Wagner Act), which Congress passed in 1935. The principal author of the Taft–Hartley Act was J. Mack Swigert of the Cincinnati law firm Taft, Stettinius & Hollister.
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