National Affairs: Michigan Muddle

Passed by the Michigan Legislature last June was a broad new labor statute, inaccurately referred to as a "Little Wagner Act." Among the provisions of the law was a ban on: 1) mass picketing which obstructed "or otherwise interfered" with entrance to a striking plant; 2) picketing which obstructed public highways or 3) picketing by people not directly involved in the strike. This was not precisely what Labor-loving Governor Murphy wanted but he pronounced the measure a long step toward industrial peace.

Nevertheless the Governor did not sign the bill. While it lay on his...

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