This piece sets history and logic on its head. After Congress overturned Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley, unions should have organized a general strike, but didn’t even try. Even though there was a wave of strikes going on individually. Instead they chose to dance the bureaucratic dance of the Wagner Act while their power and numbers waned.
Even worse, Hogler, like the union lawyers arguing against Janus (begging actually) that they will continue to give up the human right to strike in return for agency fees (because they don’t know how to organize for power, are generally gutless at the top leadership and staff levels and just don’t give a flying eff for anything much beyond their jobs and pensions).
By the way, 106 Dem Reps and 20 Sens (mostly from the South) sided with the Rethugs on the override vote.
The spineless “buck stops here” Truman then used the law to bust strikes 12 times in his tenure because he hated them “reds” doncha know.
This is what the McCarthy Era and post-WW2 anti-communist, anti-socialist, anti-independent, anti-radical Red Scare looked like and the Dems have revived it in the Era of The Tweeting Idiot of Orange because that’s what they do and who they are.
Lib/Progs - for those who asked in my 2nd Amendment post.