APREVIOUS chapter dealt with the conference committee and the actions it took to reconcile conflicting provisions of the two labor bills pased by the House and Senate. I made it clear in that discussion that we were forced to omit several important provisions from the original Hartley bill.
The House conferees felt it impossible to hold enough Senate votes to override a presidential veto without yielding on particular provisions of which a majority of the Senate had previously disapproved.
This chapter will discuss those omitted provisions.
These provisions can be classified broadly into three groups.
The first group includes the Hartley bill provisions regulating industry-wide bargaining, banning industry-wide strikes, and subjecting unions to prosecution for monopoly action under the same antitrust statutes which have been applicable to business enterprise for more than 50 years.
The second group includes those provisions designed to protect the rights of the individual working man against abuse by the union leader.
The third group includes those provisions outlawing entirely