Definition of the Taft-Hartley Act from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Taft-Hartley Act

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an important US law passed in 1947 to restrict strikes. It gave the US President the power to stop strikes for 80 days if they represented a national emergency. It also set up a special committee to settle labour disputes. The bill, which was opposed by President Truman, was introduced by Senator Robert A Taft and Representative Fred Hartley.