320Labor Relations

320Labor Relations - Labor Relations Structure and Legal...

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Labor Relations Structure and Legal Principles
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Structures of Unions Federations – American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (Largest) Trying to affect political change Do not negotiate for terms and conditions of employment Advises member unions Deal with education - (public as to what they are and what they are not) National – Teamsters Most powerful structure Have a lot of control over money Has power to bargain over terms and conditions of employment Locals – organized group of people at a facility Most belong to a National Group
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Historical Development of Labor Law Doctrine of Criminal Conspiracy All power vested in employer No collective action allowed Injunctions easy to get Criminal penalties for collective action
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Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932) Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932) Response to Great Depression Passed to limit power of Federal Courts to limit union activities Wanted to give workers power to act as a collective Yellow Dog contracts declared illegal Prohibited courts from issuing injunctions against labor disputes
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Also known as the National Labor Relations Act Guaranteed workers the right to organize without management interference
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HRM 300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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