Taft-Hartley Act

Taft-Hartley Act
an act of the U.S. Congress (1947) that supersedes but continues most of the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act and that, in addition, provides for an eighty-day injunction against strikes that endanger public health and safety and bans closed shops, featherbedding, secondary boycotts, jurisdictional strikes, and certain other union practices.

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  • Taft-Hartley Act — n. A federal law enacted in 1947 as an addition to the National Labor Relations Act, giving employers increased rights in labor disputes. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Taft–Hartley Act — The Labor–Management Relations Act, informally the Taft–Hartley Act, is a United States federal law greatly restricting the activities and power of labor unions. The Act, still effective, was sponsored by Senator Robert Taft and Representative… …   Wikipedia

  • Taft-Hartley Act — The Wagner Act was amended in 1947 by the Taft Hartley Act to balance some of the advantages given to unions under the Wagner Act by imposing corresponding duties on unions. Principal changes imposed by the Act included the following: abolishment …   Black's law dictionary

  • Taft-Hartley Act — A Federal law that was enacted in 1947 that prohibited certain union practices and required improvement in union disclosure of financial and political dealings. Basically, the Taft Hartley act is an outline of the Federal government s… …   Investment dictionary

  • Taft-Hartley Act, 1947 —    Named after the respective chairmen of the two congressional labor committees, Senator Robert A. Taft and representative Fred L. Hartley Jr., the Taft Hartley Act, also known as the Labor Management Relations Act, was passed over President… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Taft-Hartley Act — /taft hahrt lee/ an act of the U.S. Congress (1947) that supersedes but continues most of the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act and that, in addition, provides for an eighty day injunction against strikes that endanger public health… …   Universalium

  • Taft–Hartley Act — ▪ United States [1947] formally  Labor–Management Relations Act        (1947), in U.S. history, law enacted over the veto of Pres. Harry S. Truman amending much of the pro union Wagner Act of 1935. A variety of factors, including the fear of… …   Universalium

  • taft-hartley (act) —  1947 law that amended the Wagner Act (1935), protecting the rights of workers to join unions and allowing government injunctions to stop strikes in times of national emergencies …   American business jargon

  • (the) Taft-Hartley Act — the Taft Hartley Act [the Taft Hartley Act] an important US law passed in 1947 to restrict strikes. It gave the US President the power to stop strikes for 80 days if they represented a national emergency. It also set up a special committee to… …   Useful english dictionary

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