Today’s Labor Quote: Harry Truman
“The bill is deliberately designed to weaken labor unions. When the sponsors of the bill claim that by weakening unions, they are giving rights back to individual workingmen, they ignore the basic reason why unions are important in our democracy. Unions exist so that laboring men can bargain with their employers on a basis of equality.”
Truman vetoed the Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act on this date in 1947. The veto was overridden three days later by a Republican-controlled Congress.
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