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Congress Has Right to Bar Discrimination in Employment, Says Sponsor of Fepc Bill

Testifying before the House Labor Committee in support of his bill for a permanent Fair Employment Practice Commission, Rep. Charles N. LaFollette said today that the right to work is a property right which Congress has the authority to regulate.

“Whether many of us realize it or nit,” he declared, “the Supreme Court recognition of the Wagner Labor Act has brought forth a new concept of property — the right to work at gainful employment.”