Of the many problems arising out of the Taft-Hartley Act, not the least perplexing is the determination of its impact upon state jurisdiction over labor relations. The importance of the question is obvious, and is illustrated by Judge Shepard's reaction. Administrators of state labor relations acts and state courts, like the California court, must determine what position to take with respect to their jurisdiction. Employers and unions must make a like determination, and must also come to some conclusion as to the applicability of state law as reflected in other statutes and in judicial decisions. Those charged with the administration of the federal act must attempt to measure the scope of their authority and the limits of their discretion.
Russell A. Smith,
THE TAFT-HARTLEY ACT AND STATE JURISDICTION OVER LABOR RELATIONS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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