Efforts of labor organizations during the past decade to secure the enactment of legislation guaranteeing strikers the privilege of peaceably picketing their employers' places of business, appear to have gained for union members no more than a Pyrrhic victory. Although at least nineteen states now have statutes intended to prohibit judicial interference with peaceful picketing, a review of recent cases in this ever timely field indicates that in general such laws have been construed to limit the privileges of pickets to activities so pusillanimous as to be of little aid to the strikers and of little annoyance to employers. In fact, the opportunities enjoyed by strikers to engage with impunity in public demonstrations are little better in states permitting peaceful picketing than in the many jurisdictions where the prevailing judicial doctrine permits or compels the enjoining of all forms of picketing.
Frank E. Cooper,
THE FICTION OF PEACEFUL PICKETING,
Mich. L. Rev.
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