National Labor Relations Act


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National Labor Relations Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1935, that protects workers from employer retaliation if they form a labor union. It prohibits employers from coercing employees into refraining from organizing. It also prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who argue publicly in favor or against organizing and requires companies to negotiate with employee representatives. It requires each unit of employees to be represented only by one organization. The Act created the National Labor Relations Board, which investigates and enforces potential violations. It is also called the Wagner Act.
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If the National Labor Relations Act needs to be changed, the current incarnation of the card check bill is not the way to do it.
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Much of the credit for this postwar social contract should go to the National Labor Relations Act of 1935.
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A series of new decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board enforcing an outdated section of the National Labor Relations Act makes it illegal for nonunion employees to share decision making with management.
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For decades, low-paid seasonal farm workers have been unorganized and excluded from the National Labor Relations Act.
This period saw the creation of the Works Progress Administration (1935), to relieve unemployment, and the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act (1935), which guaranteed unions the right to bargain collectively.
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In a 3-2 decision, the Board in Browning-Ferris overturned the standard for determining joint employment under the National Labor Relations Act that has been in effect for the past 30 years.

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