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National Labor Relations Act

History The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), also known as the Wagner Act, was enacted in Congress in 1935 and became one of the most important legacies of the New Deal. Prior to the passage of the NLRA, employers had been free to spy on, interrogate, discipline, discharge, and blacklist union members. Reversing years of federal opposition, the statute guaranteed the right of employees to organize labor unions, to engage in collective bargaining, and to take part in strikes. The act also created...

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National Labor Relations Act and Ch.

FINAL EXAMINATION Park University (Internet) MG 420 Labor Relations Instructor: William R Mueller Multiple Choice (2 points each) 1. In the United States, the concept that employees are entitled to a voice in the workplace because it is consistent with the fundamental doctrine of our political system is known as: a. exclusive representative b. Industrial democracy c. Participative management d. Critical industrial relations Ch. 1, p. 9 2. Which of the following is not considered...

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Labor Relations Project & Presentation

Labor Relations Project and Presentation Tia Carrick, Gary Herman, Beverly Miller, Daniela Spaziani University of Phoenix Employment Law MGT 434 June 6, 2011 Paul Love Labor Relations Project and Presentation Intro: Tia Scenario 1 – Beverly The LPNs have asked for your advice:  400/700 words ~ Beverly   o What would you advise the LPNs to do? Should they unionize? What are the advantages and disadvantages of unionizing at Happy Trials?   o What issues might the union raise...

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United States Labor Movement

States Labor Movement The Labor Movement in the United States of America started in the formative years of our nation. Its purpose being to organize workers to strive for better working conditions, reasonable pay and better treatment in the workplace. From it’s beginnings in the early to mid nineteenth century during the Industrial Revolution to the modern era of today, the labor movement has fought hard forming labor parties and labor laws...

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Labor Disputes

Labor Disputes” includes any controversy or matter concerning terms or conditions of employment or the association or representation of persons in negotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing or arranging the terms and d conditions of employment, regardless or whether the disputants stand in the proximate relation of employer and employee. (Art. 212) Remedies in Labor Disputes A. Grievance Procedure—in-house adjustment of complaint, problem, or dispute following the steps prescribed in CBA or company...

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The Rise of Organized Labor

The Rise of Organized Labor 1700’s * Independent Craftsmen from guilds * 1776: Three important documents written that express man’s right to life, liberty, and equality * Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith [outlines capitalism] * Common Sense – Thomas Paine [democracy] * Declaration of Independence – Thomas Jefferson [out from Common Sense] * Our responsibility to do what is best for us, and we have the right to do whats best for us. * Closely tied to unionization ...

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Labor Laws and Unions

Labor Laws and Unions Walmart is one of the biggest retail stores in the world. Walmart operates worldwide with current total count of its stores reaching 9.667 stores worldwide (Walmart Corporate, 2011). Interestingly, Walmart is an organization that is currently non-unionized. This paper will provide brief background information on Walmart organization. Legal issues and obstacles that Walmart could encounter will also be identified. The writer will determine which federal, state, or local laws...

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Labor Economics

more while businesses constantly seek to take more away. There have been many laws both anti and pro unions that have both had positive and negative effects. The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) and the Taft-Hartley Act were two famous anti-union laws that impacted union workers in a negative way, and the LaGuardia and Wagner Acts were also famous union laws that were pro-union that had good results on the union workers. The NIRA was an anti-union law that was passed, and it had a negative...

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US Labor History - Rise of Industrial Unionism

change from what had brought them so much misery not to many years ago. John L. Lewis, labor leader in the AFL in the 1935, sensed this need for change, in a new form of unionism, industrial unionism. Just over 10 years earlier unionism had suffered its biggest defeat, with the success of government and employer "union-busting". The AFL was static in its approach to organize labor, not following labor need and taking risk, focusing purely on organizing skilled workers. Yet a man would fight against...

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Evolution of the Legal Status of American Unions

Evolution of the Legal Status of American Unions The evolution of American unions from the beginning to now has been a slow and frustrating process for both labor and management. During the first half of the 19th century unions were not recognized by employers as legitimate organizations. Many activities such as the rights to organize, bargain, strike, boycott, and picket, even if done peacefully, were restricted by the courts. These activities were viewed as interfering with the mail, interfering...

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