Congress Recognizes State Right to Work Laws 68 Years Ago Today


On this day in 1947, Congress overwhelmingly overrode President Harry Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act which includes Section 14(b) — federal recognition of states’ ability to pass Right to Work laws.  Nine states had enacted Right to Work laws freeing their residents from compulsory unionism prior to the enactment of the Taft-Hartley Act.