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June 23, 1947


The Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 – more commonly known as the Taft-Hartley Act – becomes a federal law when Congress overrides President Harry Truman’s veto.  The law prohibited a variety of strikes, boycotts, and picketing; union shops were restricted and states were allowed to pass “right-to-work” laws that outlawed closed union shops. 

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