WHEN Mr. Hartley asked me to write a foreword for his new book on labor policy and the Taft-Hartley Act, I was delighted to do so for several reasons. I have come to have the highest regard for Mr. Hartley's ability, his knowledge of labor problems, and his intense sincerity in trying to solve those problems in the public interest. I was glad to have the opportunity of stating a few general principles which I believe should guide the Federal government in dealing with labor-management relations.
Mr. Hartley discusses the reasons for, and the history of the passage of, the Taft-Hartley Act, as well as the general principles in which he believes. The reader will find both sections of his book interesting and provocative. The subject has been involved in such bitter controversy that few have sat down to consider the very serious problems we face in reconciling American principles of liberty and justice with the situation existing in a modern industrial state, particularly when large units develop employing hundreds of thousands of men who cannot retain