Labor Markets, Unions, and Government Policies

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bring before the public the significance of key issues in collective bargaining through the device of special labor-management-public committees. Whether these measures, which so far have been useful, will continue to be effective in different situations, however, remains to be seen.
APPENDIX
Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act), July 5, 1935, C. 372, 49 Stat. 452, as Amended by Title I of the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 (Taft-Hartley Act) June 23, 1947, C. 120, Title I, 101, 61 Stat. 140, and by the LaborManagement Reporting and Disclosure Act (LandrumGriffin Act), September 14, 1959, C. 158, 73 Stat. 519.
SECTION 7 Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities except to the extent that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition or employment as authorized in section 8 (a) (3).SECTION 8 (a) It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer-
1. to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in section 7;
2. to dominate or interfere with the formation or administration of any labor organization or contribute financial or other support to it: Provided, That subject to rules and regulations made and published by the Board pursuant to section 6, an employer shall not be prohibited from permitting employees to confer with him during working hours without loss of time or pay;
3. by discrimination in regard to hire or tenure of employment or any term or condition of employment to encourage or discourage membership in any labor organization: Provided, That nothing in this Act, or in any other statute of the United States, shall preclude an employer from making an agreement with a labor organization (not established, maintained, or assisted by any action defined in section 8 (a) of this Act as an unfair labor practice) to require as a condition of employment membership therein on or after the thirtieth day following the beginning of such employment or the effective date of such agreement, whichever is the later, (i) if such labor organization is the representative of the employees as provided in section 9 (a), in the appropriate collective-bargaining unit covered by such agreement when made; and (ii), if, following the most recent election held as provided in section 9 (e) the Board shall

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