NLRA and Unions—What Supervisors Need to Know

Course Description:

Are your supervisors aware of the key provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the influence of unions within the workplace? If not, they could be setting you up for an expensive misstep. This course will train them on how to identify the basic features and prohibitions of the NLRA, distinguish the rights of employers and employees under the Act, recognize the influence of unions in the workplace, and understand how the NLRA and union contracts may affect interactions with employees.

Course Duration: 21 minutes

Why “NLRA and Unions—What Supervisors Need to Know” Matters:

It is a federal law that promotes collective bargaining between labor and management and ensures workers of the right to organize and join a union without fear of reprisal. The NLRA requires employers to recognize unions representing a simple majority of employees.

The NLRA applies to virtually all employers in all states.

All employees, except supervisors and managers, are covered by the provisions of the NLRA. Coverage does not depend on the type of work an employee does. Professionals, for example, may be considered employees and be covered under the law if they are not part of management. Temporary workers may also join unions, and if they do, they are protected by the NLRA.

Key Points:

The objective of this training session is to familiarize you with the NLRA and the influence of unions within the workplace. At the end of the training session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic provisions and prohibitions of the NLRA;
  • Distinguish the rights of employers and employees under the Act;
  • Recognize the influence of unions in the workplace; and
  • Understand how the NLRA and union contracts may affect your interactions with employees.

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