Understanding Labor Practices

Resource: Understanding Labor Practices Worksheet

Assess each unfair labor practice using the Understanding Labor Practices worksheet.

Determine the labor law and particular provision(s) applicable to the situation.

Use a minimum of two different sources, using proper in-text citations. Identify any source in your Reference page. Any laws and legal cases used in the body of your paper must also be included in the References page.

Understanding Labor Practices

Labor laws:

National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Wagner Act)

Norris-LaGuardia Act

Labor Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley Act)

Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (Landrum-Griffin Act)

Select the applicable federal law(s) from the labor laws above and its respective provision(s) affecting each labor practice issue.

Unfair labor practices committed by employers include the following:

Applicable Law & Provision Affected

Refusal to collectively bargain with the union representative

Discrimination against union members

Company decides to form its own union

Retaliation against employees who file a grievance with the union

Interference with union elections

Unduly influencing union members or representatives

“I’ll close this plant if the union comes in here!”

Prohibits organizing activity during lunch breaks

Unfair labor practices committed by unions include the following:

Applicable Law & Provision Affected

Coercing employees to join unions

Pilfering union dues

Refraining from collective bargaining

Calling an illegal strike that will affect the health and safety of the nation

Blocking the entrance to employer’s facility

Incorrect financial disclosures

“We’ll see who gets hurt tonight if you don’t vote for the union!”

Bad-faith, illegal bargaining.

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