Landrum-Griffin Act


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Landrum-Griffin Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1959, that required labor unions to conduct secret elections of officers on a regular basis. It also required unions to disclose their financial states to the Department of Labor. It allowed union members to seek recourse from the Labor Department or through the courts in case the Act's provisions were not followed. The Act came about as a response to substantiated allegations that organized crime had infiltrated some American unions.
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The chapter on labor union investigation, by contrast, provides a helpful overview of the significant laws and statutes, such as the Landrum-Griffin Act, the Taft-Hartley Act, ERISA, and the Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act.
Further amendments to the NLRA, contained in the Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959, were intended to regulate the internal conduct of unions and strengthen other provisions of the Act.
In their introductory chapter, Schlossberg and Scott quote selected passages from the Taft-Hartley Act and the Landrum-Griffin Act, with side-by-side paraphrasing.