An Act To amend the National Labor Relations Act, to provide additional facilities for the mediation of labor disputes affecting commerce, to equalize legal responsibilities of labor organizations and employers, and for other purposes

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The National Labor Relations Act is amended in these areas: policies, definitions, National Labor Relations Board, rights of employees, unfair labor practices, representatives and elections, prevention of unfair labor practices, investigatory powers, and limitations. The policy of the United States concerning conciliation of labor disputes in industries affecting commerce and national emergencies is set forth. Regulations are established for: suits by and against labor organizations; restrictions on payments to employee representatives; boycotts and other unlawful combinations; restriction on political contributions; and strikes by government employees. A joint congressional committee to be known as the Joint Committee on Labor-Management Relations is created to study and report on basic problems affecting friendly labor relations and productivity.


  • Joint Committee on Labor-Management Relations
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Railway Labor Act


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 61 Stat. 136
  • Title 15, Commerce and Trade
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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61 Stat. 136 (1947); ch. 120 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1948
  • 06/23/1947


  • Elections
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • War and emergency legislation
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor disputes
  • Personnel management
  • Mediation and conciliation, Industrial
  • Boycotts
  • Employees
  • Collective bargaining
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Employee rights


Public Law

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Number of pages: 27; Page Numbers: 136-62

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