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?Summarize the laws and regulations that affect labor relations.
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*Summarize the laws and regulations that affect labor relations.

The key laws and regulations that have the most impact on labor relations are:

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935 -

Established by Congress, this law encourages employee's rights and the right to collectively bargain and curtails private sector employer practices that could harm the general welfare of the employee, businesses, or the economy (www.nrlb.gov).

The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 -

This law was enacted as an amendment to the NLRA act of 1935. The purpose of the Taft-Hartley act was to restrict the overreach of Unions through tough regulations and laws that prohibited many actions that negatively affected businesses ability to operate. The Taft-Hartley Act prohibited jurisdictional strikes, wildcat strikes, solidarity or political strikes, secondary boycotts, secondary and mass picketing, closed shops, and monetary donations by unions to federal political campaigns (Hunt, 2010).

The Landrum-Griffin Act of ...

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