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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer (The Steel Seizure Case)
Citation:343 U.S. 579, 72 S.Ct. 863, 96 L.Ed. 1153 (1952).
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In 1947, Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act which subjected union practices to the federal government’s control. The Act authorized the President to enjoin a strike if the strike would endanger national health and safety. Congress, however, expressly rejected an amendment to the Act that would have allowed for the federal government to seize certain industries to avoid serious shut-downs.
In 1951, wage negotiations between the union and the steel industry deadlocked. A few months later, the president of the steel union called for a strike. In response, President Truman issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce, Charles Sawyer, to seize the steel industry. The executive order expressed how steel production was vital to the war effort, and, if steel production would cease, it would “jeopardize and imperil our national defense.” The order enabled the Secretary to settle the dispute between the union and the industry by setting new wages. Within an hour after the executive order, the steel companies sued to prevent the government from forcing them to settle upon a new wage.
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