Our New National Labor Policy: The Taft-Hartley Act and the Next Steps

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■XII THE NEW NLRB

UNDER the Taft-Hartley Law, the National Labor Relations Board has a new role in labor- management relations. Its principal purpose has been radically altered.

Today, it is a semijudicial body charged with the responsibility of administering, enforcing, and interpreting the Labor- Management Relations Act of 1947.

This Act was designed to establish the rules for the industrial relations activities of the nation. It was designed to let management and labor know what was expected of them in their industrial relationships. The Board is the referee and umpire ready to step in when necessary, to call the plays and provide the penalties in accordance with law.

Let's try and forget the early history of the NLRB and start afresh with June 23, 1947.

It was on that date that the government took a seat at the bargaining table. A seat in an impartial position requiring that it represent all the people, and not favor either labor or management.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Modern Industry Books ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Publisher''s Note v
  • Title Page vii
  • Foreword ix
  • I- a New Congress--A New Direction 1
  • II- The Need for Change 7
  • III- The Men behind the New Law 22
  • IV- Where Labor Leadership Failed 37
  • V- The Hartley Bill Passes the House 49
  • VI- Hurdles in the Senate 62
  • VII- Compromise in Conference 75
  • VIII- Politics by Veto 89
  • IX- The Worker and the Taft-Hartley Act 103
  • X- The Employer and the Taft-Hartley Act 116
  • XI- The Public and the Taft-Hartley Act 128
  • ■xii the New Nlrb 139
  • ■xiii What We Left out 149
  • XIV- Significant Developments in the Law 160
  • XV- A National Labor Policy-- Short Term 171
  • XVI- The Long-Term Goal 184
  • Text of Labor Management Act, 1947 195
  • Index 236
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