Taft Hartley Act

The Taft Hartley act was passed in 1947 and was established to return some of the power back to the employer. Revisions were implemented to balance the power between business and labor. The original NLRA was pro labor and established employee rights and employer restrictions. The Taft Hartley Act was enacted to create a better balance between labor and management. Section 8(A) of the NLRA established employee rights while section 8(B) of the Taft Hartley Act listed unfair union labor practices. Section 8(B) prohibited unions from interfering with employer rights and prohibits unions from coercing or discriminating against an employee, because of their union activities. It requires unions to bargain in good faith. Restrictions were placed on secondary boycotting and picketing. These provisions placed the same restrictions on unions, which were placed on employers in the National Labor Relations Act.