National Labor Relations Board

National Labor Relations Board

noun U.S. Government.
a board consisting of five members, originally set up under the National Labor Relations Act to guarantee workers' rights to organize and to prevent unfair labor practices. Abbreviation: NLRB
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National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

An agency of the United States government, charged with mediating disputes between labor and management, and responsible for preventing unfair labor practices, such as the harassment of labor unions by business corporations. The NLRB attempts to maintain a position of neutrality, favoring neither labor nor management.

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