The National Labor Relations Act Is Broken and Must Be Fixed
Our basic labor law, which is supposed to protect the rights of workers to form a union and bargain collectively, is broken. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935 ushered in a wave of worker organizing that changed the direction of America, building the greatest middle class the world has ever known. Yet ever since its passage, corporations and their political allies have conspired to render the law toothless. In recent decades, employers have been able to violate the NLRA with impunity, routinely denying workers our basic right to join with our co-workers for fairness on the job.