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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance

Committee Chair(s)

Evan B. Murray


Evan B. Murray


Gary B. Hansen


Bartell C. Jensen


This study presents an index and qualitative analysis of the operations of the National Labor Relations Board in the State of Utah. The period of time under consideration is 1935 to 1965. The major source of information is the first 153 volumes of the Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board.

The thesis is broken down into four parts. The first covers the evolution of the National Labor Relations Board. It outlines changes in the operations of the board as it developed up to 1964.

The second part is an analysis of the influence exercised by the Board over employers in the conduct of their Labor-Management Relations in Utah as governed by the Wagner Act.

The third section provides an outline of the Board's operations in administering the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, and the amendments added by the passage of the Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959. This is primarily an analysis of the decisions and orders issued by the Board to both employers and union representatives in Utah.

The fourth section is broken down into two parts: Charges filed with the Board alleging unfair labor practices; and petitions filed with the Board requesting representation elections. No attempt has been made to analyze the representation hearings.



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