[act-ma] 5/14 "Repeal Taft-Hartley!" (Tuesday)

Bill Bumpus wbumpus62 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 29 09:08:29 PDT 2019

*Repeal Taft-Hartley!*

*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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