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Collective Bargaining Agreements and Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act: What Unionized Employees Should Know

Collective Bargaining Agreements and Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act: What Unionized Employees Should Know

The utility industry led the private sector in union membership in 2018, with a relatively high unionization rate of 20.1 percent. In this post, staff editor Zachary Atwell discusses the importance of § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) to employees and employers, and how the act affects labor disputes involving collective bargaining agreements.