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As a guide to the interpretation and application of sections 179.40 to 179.47, the public
policy of this state is declared to be:
To protect and promote the interests of the public, employees and employers alike, with due
regard to the situation and to the rights of the others;
To promote industrial peace, regular and adequate income for employees, and uninterrupted
production of goods and services; and
To reduce the serious menace to the health, morals and welfare of the people of this state
arising from economic insecurity due to stoppages and interruptions of business and employment.
It is recognized that whatever may be the rights of disputants with respect to each other in
any controversy, they should not be permitted, in their controversy, to intrude directly into the
primary rights of third parties to earn a livelihood, transact business, and engage in the ordinary
affairs of life by lawful means and free from molestation, interference, restraint or coercion. The
legislature, therefore, declares that, in its considered judgment, the public good and the general
welfare of the citizens of this state will be promoted by prohibiting secondary boycotts and
other coercive practices in this state.
History: 1947 c 486 s 1

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