The federal government agency that regulates the relations between management, employees, and unions. The NLRB's authority is limited to private-sector employers and the United States Postal Service.
independent agency, part of the federal executive branch. Created by the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 ("Wagner Act"), it administers the labor laws of the nation, including the "Wagner" Act. The NLRB prevents and alleviates unfair labor practices by private employers and unions, protect the right of employees to organize and decide whether or not to use unions as bargaining representatives.