1947 Taft Hartley Act

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  • 1947 Taft Hartley Act
    • Passed to the curtain union power
    • Unions were liable for breach of contact
    • Unions couldn't insist that workers should strike
    • 80 day 'cooling off' period before the strikes
    • In 1952, Unions threatened to strike
    • Truman seized control of the steels mills
    • Truman was accused of having Hitlerite policies
    • Supreme Court ruled that Truman had exceeded presidential authority
    • Strikes still went ahead
    • Military output was cut by 1/3
    • This act settled on the same terms, originally set by Truman
    • Truman was humiliated BUT the economy was booming

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