The Labor Management Relations Act, more commonly known as the Taft-Hartley Act, was passed by Congress over the veto of President Harry S. Truman in 1947. The act blatantly disregarded and severely intruded on the rights provided to the laborers and labor unions of the United States in the National Labor Relations Act, more commonly known as the Wagner Act. In addition, the Taft-Hartley Act gave increased responsibilities to the government in terms of supervision of labor unions and constricting abilities. Sponsored by anti-unionists and large corporations alike, the Taft-Hartley Act provided its supporters an easy solution to the growing problems regarding the rights of American laborers.
"You are going to find there is more in this bill than may meet the eye."
-Harry S. Truman,
Veto of the Taft-Hartley Bill