March 7, 1978. Sharp divide among Israelis about settlements in Arab territories. Coal Miners Strike. Carter invoking Taft-Hartley to settle strike. Panama Canal Treaty debate continues. Rhodesia border clashes with Zambia. Cairo looking to Washington for leadership in Middle-East Peace talks. Kuwait Oil Minister seeks boost in prices. Larry Flynt recovering from surgery following shooting. Mid-West feeling effects of Coal Strike.
News of the day for June 23, 1947 - The Taft-Hartley bill becomes law with Senate overriding Truman's veto. Supreme Court upholds Lea Act in reaction to AF of M rules and upholds government right to drill for oil in California's tidelands. The Marshall Plan getting a going over in Europe. Stepped up calls for Universal Military Training and the Customs office is flooded with packaged of food from Greece.
Newstalgia Reference Room - continuing our look at the Modern Labor Movement with William Green, successor to Samuel Gompers as President of the AF of L debating President of the National Association of Manufacturers, Earl Bunting over the pending Taft-Hartley Bill in 1947.
(Oddly, still is) Since its enactment in 1947, the famous (or infamous) Taft-Hartley Act (or Slave-Labor Bill as some call it) has been in an almost constant state of proposed revision. But never getting off the ground. Initially vetoed by