GOVERNMENT: Rights for Employers

The most newsworthy of last week's Supreme Court decisions gave a significant victory to labor. But it also brought unexpected tidings of comfort to employers apoplectically gagged in labor disputes by previous court rulings.

The Supreme Court (5 to 4) told C.I.O.'s Roland Jay Thomas he did not have to get an organizer's card from the State of Texas before soliciting union memberships (TIME, Oct. 4, 1943). The Texas registration law, said the court in giving labor the nod, was unconstitutional because it infringed on the rights of free speech and free assembly.

Justice Robert H. Jackson concurred with the majority decision....

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