Taft-Hartley – this is the name of US federal act of legislation in Labor Law, which was passed in 1947 with the goal to “equalize legal responsibilities of labor organizations and employers”; ie. balance the Wagner Act, which, it was considered back then, may have gone too far in protecting union rights. Where the Wagner Act had was aimed primarily at employer behavior, the Taft-Hartley was aimed at unions and sought to restrain their activities under certain circumstances, by detailing union rights and duties. For example, the Taft-Hartley Act exempted supervisors from it’s provisions, allowed employees to decline participation in union activities and permitted union decertification petitions.

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