The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Analytical Essay by laurif

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
Reviews the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), also called the Wagner Act of 1935.
# 111121 | 1,125 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 12, 2009 in Business (Law) , Law (Labor) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper describes the unfair labor practices during the 1930s. The author relates, section by section, the 1935 National Labor Relations Act, also known as the Wagner Act after New York Senator Robert Wagner who backed it, which was passed to counteract some of these unfair labor practices such as child labor. The paper explains how the existence of the NLRA helped pave the way for many of the labor laws, which are taken for granted today, including the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 60s.

From the Paper:

"Section 8 of the NLRA listed, and prohibited, five unfair labor practices. Employers were prohibited from interfering with the employees union. This interference was interpreted as more than intimidation. Employers could not give conditions to any financial support they might offer. If they chose to contribute money or resources to the union it had to be with no strings attached.
Also, employers could not interfere with or restrain employees while they were exercise their right to organize or bargain collectively. Next, employers could not put conditions on employment, which could be interpreted to preclude or force union involvement."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cascio, Wayne F. Managing Human Resources. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2006.
  • "National Labor Relations Act." Encyclopedia Americana. 2008. Grolier Online. 24 Sep. 2008 <>.
  • "National Labor Relations Act." Resources for Union Organizing. 2008. 20 Sept. 2008. - sec7
  • Rayback, Joseph G. "Labor Union >> Appended Material." Encyclopedia Americana. 2008. Grolier Online. 24 Sep. 2008 <>
  • NLRB. 20 September 2008. The National Labor Relations Board. 24 September 2008.

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