Definitions for "Taft-Hartley Act"
An amendment to the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 based on the theory of equalizing the bargaining power of management with that of labor. Principal provisions: (a) specification of unfair labor practices by labor, (b) granting individual workers the right to prosecute for unfair labor practices by union or company officials, (c) anti-Communist provisions, (d) restriction of the closed shop, and (e) prohibition of secondary boycott.
A federal statute which allows 30 days from first employment before being required to join a union.
Federal legislation that amended the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 to include a definition of unfair labor practices, grant individual employees the right to sue union or company officials for unfair labor practices, restrict closed shops and prohibit secondary boycotts.