National Labor Relations Act

a.k.a Wagner Act

Purpose:

  • Congress enacted the NLRA in 1935 to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to protect certain private sector laborers and management practices, which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses, and the US economy.

Collective Bargaining

The NLRA allows employees to bargain collectively through representatives of employees’ own choosing for a contract with your employer setting your wages, benefits, hours, and other working conditions.