History Of National Labor Relations Board

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I. National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) Established in 1935 under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the NRLB’s most critical mission is to remedy unfair practices. Also known as the Wagner Act, the NRLB protects the rights of employees which include but are not limited to: ▪ Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace; ▪ Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not; ▪ Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees; ▪ Refusing to do any or all of these things. ▪ To be fairly represented by a union Part of the NRLB’s function is to conduct elections, investigate charges, facilitate settlements, decide cases, and enforce orders. Additionally, the NRLB regulates power between labor and management as a mediator. Mr. Mark Gaston Pearce is the chairman with 2 other members on the board. As noted on the NRLB’s website, 2 seats are currently vacant. Various other positions operate under the board. There are a couple of brochures posted on the website both in English and in Spanish for research. The site also has a FAQ tab which a researcher can go to the basic information. This site is solely informational and does not offer the public an opportunity to join the organization such as others.

II. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) The AFL-CIO has a very interactive website where a researcher can go to access information about America’s unions. It is the largest federation of unions in the U.S. It is made up of 56 national and international unions as