[act-ma] 6/23 Repeal Taft-Hartley - Pass the PRO Act! (Sunday)

Bill Bumpus wbumpus62 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 4 10:09:03 PDT 2019

*Repeal Taft-Hartley - Pass the PRO Act!*

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.

Over the last 70 years, some attempts have been made to repeal 
Taft-Hartley – or at least some of its more odious features. All these 
efforts have come to naught, even when the Democrats have had full 
control of the government. In this Congress the recently introduced 
/Protecting the Right To Organize Act/ ("PRO Act") would virtually 
repeal the Taft-Hartley Act, though there's no prospect of its receiving 
a hearing in the Senate.

Passage of the PRO Act will require a relatively “pro-labor” government, 
as well as pressure from both the grassroots and from labor leaders. We 
encourage friends of labor across the country to help bring attention to 
the need for Taft-Hartley repeal, and to ask their Senators and 
Congresspeople to cosponsor the PRO Act if they haven't already.

*Standout: Sunday, June 23 – 2:00 p.m.*

*Central Square, Cambridge*


Sponsored by Boston Labor Solidarity Committee – bostonlsc.wordpress.com 

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