LABOR: Injunction on the Docks

For the third time since he assumed office—and for the second time against the rampaging International Longshoremen's Association—Dwight Eisenhower last week invoked the national-emergency provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act to stop a strike in the interests of the "national health and safety." In three fast-moving days the President 1) ordered a specially convened board of inquiry to look into the facts behind the East and Gulf Coast strike (TIME, Nov. 26) by the I.L.A. against the New York Shipping Association; 2) asked for and got a Federal Court injunction ordering the 60,000 strikers back to their piers from...

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