THE new law is of first significance to the average worker. This chapter is accordingly dedicated to him.
Thousands upon thousands of words have been written for the announced purpose of explaining the Taft-Hartley Act to the average worker.
I want to do more than just explain. I am going to tell the average worker what's in it for him.
Prior to the passage of the Norris-LaGuardia Act in 1932, labor was behind the eight ball when it came to dealing with management. Admittedly, the Clayton Act in 1914 had exempted labor from the scope of the antitrust laws, thereby preventing criminal charges from being brought against labor unions in their struggle to organize and be recognized.
The Clayton Act exemption was a weak gesture.
The Norris-LaGuardia Act went further toward easing labor's bonds. This Act, approved by President Hoover in one of