UNDER the Taft-Hartley Law, the National Labor Relations Board has a new role in labor- management relations. Its principal purpose has been radically altered.
Today, it is a semijudicial body charged with the responsibility of administering, enforcing, and interpreting the Labor- Management Relations Act of 1947.
This Act was designed to establish the rules for the industrial relations activities of the nation. It was designed to let management and labor know what was expected of them in their industrial relationships. The Board is the referee and umpire ready to step in when necessary, to call the plays and provide the penalties in accordance with law.
Let's try and forget the early history of the NLRB and start afresh with June 23, 1947.
It was on that date that the government took a seat at the bargaining table. A seat in an impartial position requiring that it represent all the people, and not favor either labor or management.