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The 1955 combination of the AFL and the CIO.


National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

A federal administrative agency that oversees union elections, prevents employers and unions from engaging in illegal and unfair labor practices, and enforces and interprets certain federal labor laws.


Section 7 of the NLRA

A law that gives employees the right to join together to form a union.


Inaccessibility Exception

A rule that permits employees and union officials to engage in union solicitation on company property if the employees are beyond reach of reasonable union efforts to communicate with them.


Section 8(a) of the NLRA

A law that makes it an unfair labor practice for an employer to interfere with, coerce, or restrain employees from exercising their statutory right to form and join unions.


Collective Bargaining

The act of negotiating contract terms between an employer and the members of a union.


Collective Bargaining Agreement

The contract that results from a collective bargaining procedure.


Union Shop

A workplace where an employee must join the union within a certain number of days after being hired.


Agency Shop

A workplace where an employee does not have to join the union but must pay a fee equal to the union dues.



A cessation of work by union members in order to obtain economic benefits or correct an unfair labor practice.


Cooling-Off Period

A mandatory 60 days' notice before a strike can commence.


Employer Lockout

An act of an employer to prevent employees from entering the work premises when the employer reasonably anticipates a strike.



The action of strikers walking in front of an employer's premises, carrying signs announcing their strike.


Secondary Boycott Picketing

A type of picketing in which a union tries to bring pressure against an employer by picketing the employer's suppliers or customers.


Title I of the Landrum-Griffin Act

Labor's "bill of rights," which gives each union member equal rights and privileges to nominate candidates for union office, vote in elections, and participate in membership meetings.


Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

A federal act that requires employers with 100 or more employees to give their employees 60 days' notice before engaging in certain plant closings or layoffs.