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12 Am. Lab. Legis. Rev. 157 (1922)
The Railroad Strike Injunction

handle is hein.journals/alablegr12 and id is 157 raw text is: The Railroad Strike Injunction
Compilation by H. G. STERNAU
(EDITOR'S NoTE: The most important public development affecting
labor legislation in the past three months is the railroad strike injunction.
Since it is likely to be the cause of spirited discussion for many months and
may possibly lead to important new legislation, the essential facts and many
typical allusions are here concisely and impartially assembled as a basis for
present understanding as well as for ready reference in the future.)
The injunction issued, September 1, by Judge Wilkerson of the
District Court of Chicago at the request of Attorney General Daugherty
prohibited union leaders from issuing any instruction or public state-
ment to members of their organizations to induce them to do or say
anything to cause any railway employee to leave or refrain from entering
the employ of a railroad; and prohibited them using funds of the unions
in furtherance of any act forbidden in the injunction. It restrained all
officers, members, or agents of the unions from engaging in picketing;
from in any manner by letters, printed or other circulars, telegrams,
telephones, word of mouth, oral persuasion or suggestion, or from interviews
to be published in the newspapers, or otherwise in any manner whatsoever
encouraging any person to leave or refrain from entering the employ of a
railroad; from interfering with or obstructing any railway; from hindering
the inspection, repair, equipment, or operation of trains, either directly or indi-
rectly; from interfering with employees going to or from work, by displays
of force or numbers, threats, acts of violence, jeers, taunts, or entreaties;
from loitering at or near places of egress of employees, or upon railroad
property; and from doing injury or bodily harm to any railroad employee.
By refusing to comply with the decision of the Railroad Labor Board in
the matter of shopmen's wages, the union held the government of the United
States in contempt. * * * 
I will use the powers of the government of the United States within my
control to prevent the labor unions of the country from destroying the open
shop. * * *
 Congress shall make no law  * * * abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to peti-
tion the government for a redress of grievances. (First am dmeit, 1789.)

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