LABOR: Happy Day

The Taft-Hartley Act became the labor law of the land last week. It was something like the day Prohibition came into being. Nobody knew for sure what it might bring, but almost everybody was sure that some terrific headaches would follow. Unionists greeted the start of the new era in labor-management relations with defiance and derision; at C.I.O. and A.F.L. headquarters in Washington the morning greeting was "Happy Taft-Hartley Day." Even among the law's proponents, few were happy about it.

In the grimy offices of the new National Labor Relations Board, only one...

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