THE ADMINISTRATION: For Labor: A Compromise

President Eisenhower's recommendations on labor law, which went to Congress this week, were cut out of the same cloth as his State of the Union message. He recognized that the Wagner Act, passed "by bipartisan majorities" in 1935, was necessary to protect the workingman. He noted that the Taft-Hartley Act, passed "by bipartisan majorities"*i n 1947, was necessary to cope with the new power of unions. Taft-Hartley is sound legislation, Eisenhower said, but experience gained under it "indicates that changes can be made to reinforce its basic objectives."

The President's proposed amendments are a compromise between what labor and management...

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