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What is the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947?

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It's also important to remember the timing of this act.  It came not long after World War II, where, because so many working Americans were in the military and overseas, and the demand for war material so great, that the workers who remained behind, including African-Americans and women, had made significant gains in wages and benefits.  Unions enjoyed large memberships and real political power.

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The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was to curb the power of labor unions. Supporters of this act believed that Unions were abusing their powers. Organized labor would oppose this act.

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