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179.40 SECONDARY BOYCOTT; DECLARATION OF POLICY.

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