The Supreme Court upheld congressional enactments allowing the federal courts to issue injunctions when the government was the employer.
A coal shortage resulting from failed contract negotiations between mine operators and the United Mine Workers (UMW) led President Harry S Truman to declare an emergency, seize the mines, and order the miners back to work. When the union miners refused to work, the government got an injunction against further strikes. When the union members still did not work, the federal court fined the UMW $3.5 million and its president, John Lewis, $10,000. The union claimed the 1932 Norris-LaGuardia Act
Injunctions and equitable remedies