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Employment and Labor Law Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2019

The National Labor Relations Board Recent Changes and Decisions - National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and Creation of the Board The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was a set of amendments to the National Labor Relations Act (hereinafter “NLRA” or “Act”) of 1935. The NLRA prohibited “unfair labor practices” (hereinafter “ULP”) by employers. The purpose was to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labor and management practices that can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses and the U.S. economy. Also cited as, NLRA or theAct; 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-29 U.S.C.A. § 169 [Title 29, Chapter 7, Subchapter II (West)]. Sec. 10. [§ 160.] (a) [Powers of Board generally] The Board is empowered, as hereinafter provided, to prevent any person from engaging in any unfair labor practice (listed in section 8 [section 158 of this title]) affecting commerce.See, NLRA, Sec. 10. [§ 160.] (a)

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