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Chapter 42

BUL3130 Chapter Notes - Chapter 42: Labour Law, Reverse Discrimination, Fide

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The Legal Environment of Business Chapter 42 Employment Law
42.1 Labor Law
o Labor law opposed concerted activities by workers to obtain higher wages and better
working conditions
o Norris-La Gaurdia Act
In response to growing criticism of the use of injunctions in peaceful labor
Act withdrew from the Federal courts the power to issue injunctions in
nonviolent labor dispute
Labor Dispute broadly defined to include any controversy concerning
terms or conditions of employment or union representation
Demands US Policy that labor was to have full freedom to form unions
ithout eployers’ iterferee
Prohibits yellow dog contracts employees coerced their employees
into promising that they would not join a union
o National Labor Relations Act
Also known as the Wagner Act
Eodies the Federal goeret’s effort to support olletie argaiig ad
The right to self-organization, to form join or assist labor organization, bargain
collectively through representatives of choice, engage in concerted activates to
collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection
Unfair Labor Practices
Iterfere ith the eployees’ rights to uioize ad argai olletiely
Dominate the union
Discriminate against union members
Discriminate against an employee who has filed charges or testified
under the NLRA
Refuse to bargain in good faith with duly established employee
National Relations Board Monitors and administer these employee rights
Helps unfair labor practices, supervises elections.
Labor Management Relations/Taft-Harley Act/LMRA
Act prohibits certain unfair union practices
Seven union activities to be unfair labor practices
o Coercing an employee to join a union
o Causing an employer to discharge or discriminate against a
nonunion employee
o Refusing to bargain in good faith
o Levying excessive or discriminatory dues or fees
o Causing an employer to pay for work not performed
o Picketing an employer to require it to recognize an uncertified
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