Definitions for "National Labor Relations Act"
Keywords:  wagner, landrum, nlra, griffin, taft
A federal law passed in 1935 that guaranteed employees the right to organize and join unions, to bargain collectively, and to act as a group to pursue their goals. It also created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), provided for secret ballot certification elections, and gave unions the right to be the exclusive bargaining representative for all workers in a particular bargaining unit. The NLRA also outlawed “unfair” labor practices including employer support of company-dominated unions, firing or disciplining employees for their union activities, discriminating against employees for filing complaints with the NLRB, refusing to bargain with employee representatives, and interfering with the rights of employees to act together for mutual aid or protection. The NLRA was later amended by the Labor-Management Relations (Taft-Hartley) Act and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure (Landrum-Griffin) Act. Also known as the Wagner Act or the NLRA.
Federal law signed in 1935 guaranteeing workers the right to participate in unions without management reprisals. It was modified in 1947 with the passage of the  Taft-Hartley Act, and modified again in 1959 by the passage of the  Landrum-Griffin Act.  The NLRA is also referred to as the Wagner Act.
Also known as the Wagner Act, this federal labor legislation passed in 1935 guarantees workers in the private sector the right to "engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection." The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is responsible for administering the act.