National Affairs: Two-Edged Act

U.S. workers seem to be finding out that the once-hated Taft-Hartley Act gives them a right to complain to the Government against unfair pushing around by their own union bosses as well as their employers. In a speech to a gathering of labor lawyers last week, the National Labor Relations Board's Chairman Boyd Leedom reported that, of the unfair-labor-practice cases handled by NLRB during the past year, individual workers filed 37% of the 3,522 charges against management, and a remarkable 46% of the 1,743 charges against unions.

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