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Knights of Labor
First national labor union; founded in 1869
Craft Union
An organization of skilled specialists in a particular trade or craft
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
Organization of craft unions that championed fundamnetal labor issues; founded in 1886
Industrial Unions
Labor Organizations of unskilled and semiskilled workerd in mass-production industries such as automobiles and mining
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
Union Organization of unskilled workers; broke away from the American Federation of Labor in 1935 and rejoined it in 1955.
Yellow-Dog Contract
type of contract that required employees to agree as a condition of employment not to join a union; prohibited by the Norris-LaGuardia Act in 1932.
Collective Bargaining
Process whereby union and management representatives form a labor-management agreement, or contract, for workers.
Certification
Formal Process whereby a union is recognized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as the bargaining agent for a group of employees
Decertification
Process by which workers take away a union's right to represent them.
Negotiated Labor-Management Agreement (Labor Contract)
Agreement that sets the tone and clarifies the terms under which management and labor agree to function over a period of time.
Union Security Clause
Provision in a negotiated labor-management agreement that stipulates that employees who benefit from a union must either officially join or at least pay dues to the union.