Business: TAFT-HARTLEY CHANGES

It's a Fight Between Professionals

EVERY day," said bombastic John L. Lewis, "I have a matutinal indisposition that emanates from the nauseous effluvia of that oppressive slave statute." Lewis was, of course, referring to the Taft-Hartley Act, which other labor leaders have more simply branded a union-wrecker. Just as the Wagner Act was passed at a time when business was in disrepute, so Taft-Hartley was passed as a result of the excesses of organized labor. But Co-Author Bob Taft thought the act far from perfect, later suggested more than a dozen amendments. Last year congressional committees took 7,000 pages of testimony on...