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National Labor Relations Board

n. an independent regulatory commission created in 1935 by the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act), with five members appointed by the president subject to confirmation by the Senate. The NLRB is intended to protect employees' rights to unionize, prevent abuses by employers or unions, and oversee union and organizing elections.

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The labor relations act, the board reasoned, utilizes the broad common-law definition of "employee" as any individual who performs services in return for compensation.
Sticking with the substance of the National Labor Relations Act and his enforcement duties, the regional director does not delve into the petitioner's motives for pursuing a decertification election.
The National Labor Relations Board will require private-sector employers to display a poster listing employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act by Nov.
The legislation amends the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit the NLRB from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer employment under any circumstance.
The judge's ruling came in response to a lawsuit brought by the Building Industry Electrical Contractors Association and the United Electrical Contractors Association, alleging that the deals violated the National Labor Relations Act and state competitive bidding statutes.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Boeing for allegedly violating two sections of the National Labor Relations Act in its decision to open a new production facility in Charleston, S.C., rather than the Puget Sound area of Washington.
In previous versions of this legislation, a measure in the House version that called for "express carrier employee protection" that has the potential to change the labor status for FedEx Express employees--except for pilots and aircraft maintenance workers--from Railway Labor Act (RLA) to the National Labor Relations Act, which applies to UPS employees.
Recently, the Board issued a proposed rule for public comment requiring businesses under the National Labor Relations Act to post notice in the workplace of workers' rights under the Act.
He traces the development of the evolution of work stoppages from before the Industrial Revolution, when craftsmen withheld production of their products to force higher prices and income, to the heyday of unionization in American that culminated in passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
Becker's overall beliefs represent an extreme position that is antithetical both to basic fairness and the spirit and letter of the National Labor Relations Act. Such a nominee should have no place on the NLRB board, whose main charge is impartial enforcement of the act.
One goal of the NLRB and the National Labor Relations Act is to provide union elections in as prompt a fashion as possible despite delays resulting from the legal process.
Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 to, among other things, encourage collective bargaining.