Q & A – What is the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and what employers fall under its jurisdiction?

Q: What is the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and what employers fall under its jurisdiction?

A:  The NLRA is the federal law that protects employees who want to form, join, or assist labor unions.  It applies to the majority of private sector employers.  It does not apply to state or local governmental entities, including special districts.