The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a federal agency that enforces the National Labor Relations Act, which is the primary act that governs the relationship between unions and employees, and unions and employers. In general terms, this law guarantees the rights of employees to organize as a union, to let the union enter into collective bargaining on behalf of the employees, and to allow the union to represent the employees along certain guidelines.
The goal of the NLRB is to:
• protect workers who form, join, support, or assist unions;
• protect workers who, as a group, without a union, engage in protected concerted activities to modify wages or working conditions;
• protect workers from discrimination based on union-related
• protect workers from unfair labor practices initiated by the