Ch 4: U.S. Labor Law in the Private Sector

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We've made studying private sector U.S. labor laws simple with these informative lessons. If you're working through these topics in class or are preparing for an exam, this chapter gives you the change to improve your comprehension as well as allows you the opportunity to ask our expert instructors any questions you might have.

U.S. Labor Law in the Private Sector - Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter makes subjects related to U.S. labor laws in the private sector easy to understand and follow. The differences between primary and secondary labor markets, how labor relations law and agencies were developed, and civil and criminal conspiracy doctrines in labor law are all covered clearly in these lessons. Our video lessons are generally less than ten minutes long, include fun graphics and are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature. As a great way to assess your progress, we've also included lesson quizzes and a chapter test. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Explain labor unions and what a profession is
  • Detail the impact the Norris-LaGuardia Act had on yellow-dog contracts
  • Summarize the Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Describe the Danbury Hatters' case and its connection to antitrust laws
  • Detail the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
  • Provide a summary of the Railway Labor Act of 1926 and the National Industrial Recovery Act
  • Outline some of the labor unions and the Civil Service Reform Act
  • Identify the importance of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: U.S. Labor Law in the Private Sector
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The Development of Labor Relations Law & Agencies

1. The Development of Labor Relations Law & Agencies

This lesson covers the origins of labor relations, from the preemption doctrine to the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Find out more about what administrative agencies within the executive branch influence labor relations law.

Criminal & Civil Conspiracy Doctrine in Labor Law

2. Criminal & Civil Conspiracy Doctrine in Labor Law

The history of collective bargaining is quite volatile. Criminal and civil conspiracy doctrines in labor law is an interesting part of it. Learn about two cases in the 1800s that laid down the foundations.

Effects of the Norris-LaGuardia Act on Yellow-Dog Contracts

3. Effects of the Norris-LaGuardia Act on Yellow-Dog Contracts

Labor issues have been a hotly debated topic in American history. In this lesson we'll examine the history of yellow-dog contracts and see how they were impacted by the 1932 Norris-La Guardia Act.

Danbury Hatters' Case & Antitrust Laws

4. Danbury Hatters' Case & Antitrust Laws

The United States Supreme Court case of 'Loewe v. Lawlor' is often referred to as the Danbury Hatters' Case. This famous case established the affect of antitrust laws on labor unions.

The Railway Labor Act of 1926: Definition & Summary

5. The Railway Labor Act of 1926: Definition & Summary

Ever since the 19th century, railroads have been important to the American economy. Therefore, keeping them running efficiently is essential. This lesson will examine one important piece of legislation designed to keep railroads functioning without interruption.

National Industrial Recovery Act: Definition & Summary

6. National Industrial Recovery Act: Definition & Summary

To address the economic slump of the Great Depression, the Roosevelt Administration created the National Industrial Recovery Act to revive the industrial sector. Learn about the aspects of this program in this lesson.

Labor Relations & Unions: NLRA, Taft-Hartley & the Civil Service Reform Act

7. Labor Relations & Unions: NLRA, Taft-Hartley & the Civil Service Reform Act

The relationship between labor and management is governed by a set of federal labor laws. In this lesson, you'll learn about the National Labor Relations Act, the Taft-Hartley Act and the Civil Service Reform Act. A short quiz follows.

National Labor Relations Board: History and Purpose

8. National Labor Relations Board: History and Purpose

Unions can play an important role in the employer-employee relationship. In this lesson, you'll learn about the National Labor Relations Board and how it makes sure both sides play by the rules. A short quiz follows.

National Labor Relations Board: Policies & Conduct

9. National Labor Relations Board: Policies & Conduct

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a federal agency that protects employees from employer violations that affect employee wages and working conditions. Employees do not necessarily have to be unionized to seek protection.

Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act of 1959

10. Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act of 1959

Also known as the Landrum-Griffin Act, this legislation influenced the practices of unions, such as member relations, and how the union could react to employers. Learn what issues it addressed and where it muddied the waters.

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