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Union members march to prevent passage of Taft-Hartley Act, June 1947, Los Angeles

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Title:Union members march to prevent passage of Taft-Hartley Act, June 1947, Los Angeles
Date:1947 June
Description:

Photograph of a protest march along Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, featuring picketers from labor unions denouncing the Taft-Hartley bill. Two marchers carry a sign with the words "All labor, all progressive A. F. of L., Railroad Brotherhood, C.I.O., Join to fight the Taft-Hartley Slave Bill." Despite the protests, the bill was adopted, and the Labor Management Relations Act (commonly known as the "Taft-Hartley Act") became law in 1947. The law posed numerous restraints on trade unions, including a well publicized clause requiring all union officers to sign oaths that they were not Communists. The law also banned mass picketing and secondary boycotts, abolished the union closed shop, and authorized employers to interfere in workers' attempts to join a union.

Local identification number: scl-m0371

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0371~1; scl-mss064-0371~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 | Pickets--California--Los Angeles | Labor and laboring classes--California--Los Angeles | Labor unions--California--Los Angeles | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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