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Presidential intervention under Title II of the Taft-Hartley Act: 1964-1969

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Novak, Ralph S.||Giese, Willis E.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Management


Johnson; Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines); 1908-1973; United States. Taft-Hartley Act; 1947; Strikes and lockouts


This study is intended to provide insight into the relationship of free collective bargaining to government regulation and to answer several critical questions. This study examines critically the nature of Presidential intervention in connection with major labor disputes during the Johnson Administration. This study evaluates the existing national emergency strike provision and, where possible, makes some recommendations for change. The main body of this study is devoted to a detailed analysis of the major disputes occurring during the Johnson Administration. The emphasis is centered on the labor dispute falling under the category of "national emergencies." While strikeless settlements were the goal of the Johnson Administration, the President was forced to seek six Taft-Hartley injunctions during the period from 1964-1969. However, strikes were settled during the injunction period in all but two--both in the maritime industry. Including the six times President Johnson used the injunction to halt a strike, the Taft-Hartley injunction has been invoked 29 times in 22 years. Strikes were resumed, after expiration of the injunction, in eight cases--all in the maritime industry.


Includes bibliographical references.


vii, 110 pages




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