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Smith-Connally Act passed in 1943....



Item # 639673

June 26, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 26, 1943

* Smith-Connally Act passed
* Franklin D. Roosevelt veto override
* World War II - WWII


The front page has a nice banner headline: "CONGRESS OVERRIDES VETO OF ANTI-STRIKE BILL" with subheads. Lengthy coverage continues inside.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Complete in 28 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The Smith–Connally Act (also called the War Labor Disputes Act) was an American law passed on June 25, 1943, over President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto. The legislation was hurriedly created after 400,000 coal miners, their wages significantly lowered due to high wartime inflation, struck for a $2-a-day wage increase.
The Act allowed the federal government to seize and operate industries threatened by or under strikes that would interfere with war production, and prohibited unions from making contributions in federal elections

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