Labor Employment Case Study

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Labor Employment
Chapters three and four discusses the political , industrial , social , and economics areas among other factors that contributed to the history of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Those chapters also explained the role played by each labor employment relations laws such as Wagner Act, Taft-Hartley , and Landrum-Griffin- and the importance in today’s law labor. It was not until I read the chapters that I realized the history behind today’s labor relations , the evolution of the labor laws to protect employees and the active role in todays society of NLRA.

The History of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
The NLRA is the nation’s basic labor relations statute. The main purpose of this Act , commonly know as the
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Unfortunately, there is an imbalance of bargaining power between employers and employees .But an equalization bargaining power through unionization is the solution.
On the other hand, the Landrum-Griffin Act – also known as the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act was passed on 1954 . This Act grants certain rights to union members including workers’ rights to organize, to established reasonable rules pertaining to the conduct of meetings and select their own representatives . At the same time this Act tries to prevent abuse and regulate internal union affairs providing standards for the disclosure of the financial transactions.
Taft- Hartley Act prohibited unfair labor practices on the part of unions and said that unions could not cause an employer to discriminate against an employee for exercising Section seven rights .
The Current Labor
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As result of the civil rights movement of 1960s, new employments laws point discriminatory employment practices such as equal pay compensation for men and women, prohibits employment discrimination by both employers and union on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin, and protections to age discrimination against over the age of 40. Other employment laws passes since 1960s obligates employers to provide safe workplaces , protects workers again abuse and loss of benefits, provide advance notice of mass layoffs, guarantee workers twelve weeks of unpaid leave of care for themselves or a family member , and require employers to report health insurance coverage .
Ultimately, the evolution of employment law is an important feature of the actual employment relationship . All the above laws directly protected employees from being abused . Based on the those facts I think that today’s labor laws still fighting for the best interest of the workers and their families.
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