[act-ma] 5/14 "Repeal Taft-Hartley!" (Tuesday)
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Mon Apr 29 09:08:29 PDT 2019
*Forum: Tuesday, May 14 – 6:00 p.m.*
*Somerville Library - 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville*
The *Taft-Hartley Act* is a United States federal law that restricts the
activities and power of labor unions. It became law despite U.S.
President Harry S. Truman's veto on June 23, 1947. Labor leaders called
it the "slave-labor bill” while President Truman argued that it was a
"dangerous intrusion on free speech". Nevertheless, after it passed
Truman relied upon it in twelve instances during his presidency.
We'll discuss the history behind the Act and the prospects for its repeal.
*Standout: Sunday, June 23 – 2:00 p.m.*
*Central Square, Cambridge*
Sponsored by Boston Labor Solidarity Committee – bostonlsc.wordpress.com
Free and open to the public
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