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What is a yellow dog contract?
a written statement that workers were required to sign as part of their application to confirm that they were not part of a union, that they accepted that the company was non union and that they did not encourage others to join a union. This is now considered illegal.
Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932)
* Encouraged the formation of unions.
* Recognized the basic inequality between employers and individual workers.

*Limited the power of the courts to intervene in labor disputes
Whare are the major Provisions of the Norris LaGuardia Act
* courts could not allowed to determine the legality of a strike.

* Courts could not restrict labor unions from giving aid to members

* Courts could not restrain picketing activities

* Unions are allowed to encourage nonstriking members to join the picketing activities

* Courts are not allowed to restrict union assembly as long as it is peaceful

* The courts are not allowed to enforce yellow dog contracts.
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Wagner Act 1935)
Became the legal foundation for union growth. Also establihed collective bargaining as the main tool in industrial relations.
What are teh major provisions of the Wagner Act?
established the below bill of rights:

* ee's have the right to self organize

* form, join, or assist a labor union

* bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing

* engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.

What is an unfair labor practice?
employers can not threaten employees with job loss for union activity or grant wage increases that are timed to discourage union membership

* dominate or interfere with the formation or administration of a labor union.

* to allow union membership or activity to influence hiring, firing, promotion, or other employment decisions.

* discharge or discriminate against an employee who has filed a charge with the NLRB

* Refusing to bargain in good faith with representative of the employees.
Labor Management Relations (Taft Hartley) Act 1947
Was established due to the feeling in congress that the Wagner Act had given Unions too much power which resulted in some abuses of power in unions.
What are the Major provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act?
identified unfair labor practices by unions, defined the rights of employees as individuals, established rights of employers, and established protocol for national emergency strikes.