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Aren’t We Supposed to Have One National Labor Policy?
Posted On: Jun 04, 2024
June 4, 2024 | LABOR LAW | The United States Constitution provides that the “Laws of the United States… shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby.” What this is supposed to mean is that when Congress enacts a law, it is binding on all fifty states. When it comes to labor relations in the private sector, Congress long ago enacted the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which declares “the policy of the United States to … encourage[e] the practice and procedure of collective bargaining.” So, why was it okay for six Southern Governors to issue a statement threatening auto workers that unionizing would put their jobs in jeopardy – the kind of statement that would clearly be illegal if made directly by an employer? On Labor
 
 
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