LABOR: Right to Strike

"This question is of major importance in the negotiation and administration of hundreds of collective-bargaining agreements throughout the country." So said Chief Justice Earl Warren last week, as the U.S. Supreme Court settled the question of whether the Taft-Hartley Act bars all strikes for the duration of a contract. The court, in the unanimous opinion written by Justice Warren, held that unions can strike to back up demands made under reopener clauses in long-term con tracts even though the contract has not expired—provided that they give the 60-day notice required by Taft-Hartley....

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