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The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was sponsored by U. S. Senator Robert A. Taft (R-OH) and Representative Fred A. Hartley Jr. (R-NJ). Also known as the Labor-Management Relations Act, it was designed to amend much of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (Wagner Act), was the first major revision of the Wagner Act, and discontinued parts of the Federal Anti-Injunction Act of 1932. President Truman vetoed the legislation denouncing it as a "slave-labor bill." In spite of President Truman, Congress overrode the President's veto and passed the legislation into law on June 23, 1947. The act forbade unions from contributing to political campaigns and required union leaders to affirm they were not members or supporters of the Communist Party via signed affidavits. This aspect of the act was upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court on May 8th, 1950.
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