THE PRESIDENCY: Working the Unworkable

Harry Truman's duty was clear. As Chief Executive, he had to enforce the Taft-Hartley Labor Act, which he had vetoed and denounced as "unworkable," "burdensome" and "disruptive." Solemnly, last week, he pledged himself to see that the new law was "well and faithfully administered." He called on management and labor to exercise "patience and moderation." Said he: "Industrial strife at this critical time can result only in economic dislocation injurious to all of us."

End of the Debate. Harry Truman had no choice. Others did. Minutes after the Senate overrode the President's veto, the National Labor...

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