LABOR: Yellow Dog's End

When Congress passed the Clayton Act in 1914, it thought it had emancipated Organized Labor. But Congress was mistaken. The Federal courts virtually nullified the Clayton Act in so far as it was supposed to protect trade-unionism from the anti-trust law. Strikes were still broken by Federal injunctions charging interstate conspiracies and monopolies. Labor leaders were still jailed without hearings for contempt. The "yellow-dog" contract spread and throve. Bitterly disappointed, union labor demanded that Congress do its job over again, enact fool-proof legislation...

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