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136 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 114,120-JUNE 21, 23,1947 [61 STAT. [CHAPTER 114] AN ACT Yune 21, 1947 [H. R . 1874] To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid [Public Law 100] the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes", approved July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph (d) of section 4 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944, Public Law 521, 58stat.840 . Seventy-eighth Congress, approved December 20, 1944, is hereby amended by striking out the term "one year" where it appears in said paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof the term "two years". Approved June 21, 1947. ICHAPTER 120] AN ACT Tune 23, 1947 [H. R. 3020] To amend the National Labor Relations Act, to provide additional facilities for [Public Law 101] the mediation of labor disputes affecting commerce, to equalize legal respon- sibilities of labor organizations and employers, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americain Congress assembleed, SHORT TITLE AND DECLARATION OF POLICY SECTION 1. (a) This Act may be cited as the "Labor Management Relations Act, 1947". (b) Industrial strife which interferes with the normal flow of com- merce and with the full production of articles and commodities for commerce, can be avoided or substantially minimized if employers, employees, and labor organizations each recognize under law one another's legitimate rights in their relations with each other, and above all recognize under law that neither party has any right in its relations with any other to engage in acts or practices which jeopardize the public health, safety, or interest. It is the purpose and policy of this Act, in order to promote the full flow of commerce, to prescribe the legitimate rights of both employees and employers in their relations affecting commerce, to provide orderly and peaceful procedures for preventing the interference by either with the legitimate rights of the other, to protect the rights of individual employees in their relations with labor organizations whose activities affect commerce, to define and proscribe practices on the part of labor and management which affect commerce and are inimical to the general welfare, and to protect the rights of the public in connection with labor disputes affecting commerce. TITLE I-AMENDMENT OF NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT 49 stat. 49. SEC. 101. The National Labor Relations Act is hereby amended to 2U. a. C. jina- read as follows: " FINDINGS AND POLICIES "SECTION 1. The denial by some employers of the right of employees to organize and the refusal by some employers to accept the procedure of collective bargaining lead to strikes and other forms of industrial strife or unrest, which have the intent or the necessary effect of burden- ing or obstructing commerce by (a) impairing the efficiency, safety, or operation of the instrumentalities of commerce; (b) occurring in the