Taft-Hartley Act
Into effect- 1947

The Taft-Hartley act was put into effect to stop workers from rebelling during an "emergency", but was really just a repression, giving the employers more power over rebellious or striking workers. This act gives the employer or president the power to declare an 80 day cooling off period, in which the strikers are required to work. This act gives rights to the employers and employees to peaceful procedures and to refrain from union activity if they so choose. This also prevents an employer from sporting or loaning to a union of any kind. It also made it illegal for workers not directly involved to partake in a strike or refusal to work. The act was ridiculed for being an encroachment on freedom of speech, yet to this day it is still in effect.

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Primary source-
http://www.historycentral.com/documents/Tafthatley.html