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Repeal Taft-Hartley!

  • Somerville Library 79 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

Hosted by the Boston Labor Solidarity Committee

Repeal Taft-Hartley!

Forum: Tuesday, May 14 – 6:00 p.m.

Somerville Library – 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville

The Taft-Hartley Act is a United States federal law that restricts the activities and power of labor unions. It became law despite U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s veto on June 23, 1947. Labor leaders called it the “slave-labor bill” while President Truman argued that it was a “dangerous intrusion on free speech”. Nevertheless, after it passed Truman relied upon it in twelve instances during his presidency.

We’ll discuss the history behind the Act and the prospects for its repeal.

Standout: Sunday, June 23 – 2:00 p.m.

Central Square, Cambridge