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Describe the provisions of the following major labor laws as well as their impact on organizations and the union-management relationship:

A. The Railway Labor Act

B. The Norris-La Guardia Act

C. The Wagner Act

D. The Taft-Hartley Act

E. The Landrum-Griffin Act

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Discrimination - Major Labor Laws

Introduction

This paper will address the provisions of some of the major labor laws as well as their impact on organizations and the union-management relationship. There are five this paper will cover: The Railway Labor Act, The Norris-La Guardia Act, The Wagner Act, The Taft-Hartley Act, and The Landrum-Griffin Act.

The Railway Labor Act

This is a United States Federal Law and "the purposes of the RLA are to avoid any interruption of interstate commerce by providing for the prompt disposition of disputes between carriers and their employees and protects the right of employee to organize and bargain collectively (FRA, 2011)." This law governs both railroad and airline industries. They are able to hold meetings and get good-faith resolutions. The RLA bargaining procedures for major disputes are as follows (FRA, 2011):

1) A party desiring to effect a change in pay, work rules, or working conditions must give advanced notice.
2) Parties must confer, and it that fails resolution - invoke the services of NMB.
3) NMB can mediate indefinitely if it is reasonable for a settlement.
4) If arbitration is rejected, parties must maintain status-quo. If it is detrimental to transportation service in any way - then NMB notifies the President and he may create a PEB to ...

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This solution will address the provisions of some of the major labor laws as well as their impact on organizations and the union-management relationship. There are five this solution will cover: The Railway Labor Act, The Norris-La Guardia Act, The Wagner Act, The Taft-Hartley Act, and The Landrum-Griffin Act. This solution is approximately 800 words and with six references.

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