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1National Labor Relations Act Andrew J. PressleyUSAFHuman Resource ManagementDaisy OliveraJanuary 16, 2021
2National Labor Relations actThe National Labor relations act is important to employees because it gives the right to bargain with employers on their rights in the company and as well as to organize and assemble tofight for those privileges. This is especially important because it gives them and avenue to fight when things feel unjust or when they are not treated as well as they should be in the workplace. With out the ability to be able to fight for yourself and current working conditions then morale will go down as well as benefits could change, and no one would be held responsible.The National labor relations act. Section 7 gives employees the right to self-organize, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargainingor other mutual aid or protection, and shall have the right to refrain from any such activities except to the extent that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment (-materials/national-labor-relations-act). Think about football players. They have a collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. Without it their pay would not be good enough for the physical abuse they endure week in and week out. Although a lot of the collective bargaining deals with pay, it also deals with other benefits as well. A huge benefit is medical coverage. No insurance company in their right mind would insure football players, considering the amount of punishment they take. In the agreement they have access to team doctors as well as on field physicians and physical therapists. Another benefit that the collective bargaining agreement hits on is retirement. I keep going into the NFL agreement because most sports fans are familiar with it. Retirement for
3National Labor Relations actis easy for myself. I will use it as an example. I am active-duty military, and it was given to mewhen I joined, but think about the kids who spend their entire life fighting for a dream to play inthe NFL. All they ever knew was playing a sport and getting to college. Once there they had todecide whether to attempt to get into the NFL or not. Very few of them thought about retirementand the benefits of having a plan at that time because they do not get paid to play ball. Once inthe NFL they have money handed to them and a lot of them are not financially responsible yetand do not know the first thing about retirement pensions or funds. This was explained bymultiple former players. They never set money aside and all they can think about is being goodenough and healthy enough top stay on the team and get through their weak rookie contract sothey can really be paid. What happens when its all over? Or when they get to an age where theyslow down and lose a step?