National Affairs: TAFT-HARTLEY: How It Works & Has Worked

INVOKING Taft-Hartley in the dock and steel strikes, President Eisenhower last week set in motion a device which, despite continuing criticism, has had better than fair success over the past twelve years. The law's aim is to ensure production for an 80-day "cooling-off period" in strikes or threatened strikes found to imperil the "national health or safety," thereby giving management and labor a chance to resume negotiations toward a new contract. How it works:

The President appoints a fact-finding board to assess the effects of the strike, and the prospects, if any, for solution. If the facts indicate that no solution is...

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