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What is the NLRB? What is its relationship to the NLRA? Lastly, what are the elements that an employee must meet to prove discrimination under the NLRA, and what must an employer show to defend against such a claim?

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The National Labor Relations Act, also called the Wagner act, was passed in 1935 after the Great Depression in the United States. It encourages enrollment in labor unions and the power that they provide to employees to improve work conditions. Unions provide the ability to employees to use collective bargaining when negotiating with the management. In other words, if one employee complains about unfair treatment by the management, he could be fired or penalized. However, if all employees present a united front to complain about the unfair treatment, the management has a greater incentive to listen.

There are three general categories in which the Act accomplishes this:

1. It establishes the workers' right to organize into unions, unhampered by management interference.

2. It defines unfair labor practices on the part of management.

3. It establishes the National Labor Relations Board to see to it that the rules are followed.
(Mathis, 1991, p. 514)

So the relationship of the National Labor Relations Board to the National Labor ...

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