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17: Labor-Management Relations

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    After reading this chapter, you should understand the following:

    1. How collective bargaining was resisted for many years in the United States, and how political and economic changes resulted in legalization of labor unions
    2. The four major federal labor laws in the United States
    3. The process by which bargaining units are recognized by the National Labor Relations Board
    4. The various kinds of unfair labor practices that employers might engage in, and those that unions and their members might engage in