Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") in 1935 to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labor and management practices, which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses and the U.S. economy.
The National Labor Relations Act protects most employees whether the workplace is unionized or non-unionized. Visit this page to learn more about strikes, concerted activity, the use of social media under the NLRA, union dues, and much more.
The Board has statutory jurisdiction over private sector employers whose activity in interstate commerce exceeds a minimal level. Over the years, it has established standards for asserting jurisdiction, which are described below.