National Affairs: New Labor Charter

In other congressional action last week:

¶ The Senate passed 88 to I (Nevada's George Malone) the Kennedy-Ives labor bill (TIME, June 23), after voting to require employers as well as union officers to swear that they are not Communists to qualify for National Labor Relations Board services. The Senate earlier rejected a Kennedy-Ives proposal to strike the requirement from the law as "ineffective." Aiming at correcting labor abuses by requiring 1) periodic secret-ballot union elections, 2) regular union reporting to the U.S. Labor Department on financial and other dealings, the bill now goes...

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