Truman and Taft-Hartley: A Question of Mandate

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INDEX
Administrative Procedures Act of 1946: NLRB conforms to principles of, 185
Aiken, George: describes NAM expenses to change Wagner Act, 11; wanted Senate labor committee chairmanship, 53; votes against Taft in 1949, 178
American Farm Bureau Federation: favors Case bill, 40; favors Taft‐ Hartley Act, 86
American Federation of Labor: membership in 1947, 4; loses membership in 1920s, 14; CIO withdraws from, 29; expenditures to fight Taft-Hartley Act, 81-82; establishes LLPE, 111; LLPE spends over $1 million in 1948, 131; unofficially supports Truman in 1948, 134; concentrates on 1948 congressional elections, 135; polls members on Taft-Hartley Act, 157; expenses in 1950 campaigns, 206; merger with CIO, 233. See also Organized labor
Americans for Democratic Action: urges veto of Taft-Hartley Act, 85; promotes civil rights plank in 1948, 116
Baker v. Carr. See Reapportionment
Ball, Joseph: Taft's right-hand man, 53-54; protests Herzog report on Taft-Hartley Act, 92; defeated by Humphrey in 1948, 149; chairman of watchdog committee, 156; his Washington Letter, 202
Barkley, Alben: nominated to vice‐ presidency, 120; runs for 1952 presidential nomination, 221-22
Bender, George: gives brooms to Republican congressmen, 49; wants to impeach Truman, 217
Biffle, Leslie: mentioned, 36
Blatnik, John: accuses NAM of writing Taft-Hartley bill, 63
Bott, George J.: appointed NLRB general counsel, 203; described by Denham, 203
Brownell, Herbert, Jr.: criticizes Turnip Session, 127
Case, Francis: introduces Case bill, 32; House passes his bill, 33; Senate passes his bill, 38; Truman vetoes his bill, 43
Celler, Emanuel: suggests veto of Taft-Hartley Act, 88
Chapman, Virgil: wins in 1948, 149
Ching, Cyrus: director of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 107; helps plan repeal of Taft‐ Hartley Act, 168; testifies before Senate committee, 170; holds meetings in steel strike, 212
Clark, Tom: writes bill to draft railroad strikers, 38; urges veto of Case bill, 42
Clifford, Clark: checks on Senate vote to override veto, 90; helps write veto of Taft-Hartley Act, 9596; background and influence, 96; helps with Truman's 1948 acceptance speech, 122; strategy for 1948 campaign, 124-25; helps plan repeal of Taft-Hartley Act, 168
Closed shop: criticized, 28-29; percentage of, 59; Taft-Hartley Act outlaws, 75
Colgrove v. Green: cited, 237

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