Labor-Management Relations


To avoid or substantially minimize industrial strife affecting interstate commerce by providing orderly and peaceful procedures to protect the rights of employers, employees, labor organizations, and the general public, and to prevent unlawful interference with these rights.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Labor Relations Board
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947, as amended, Public Law 86-257, 29 U.S.C. 141 et seq.; Public Law 91-375, 39 U.S.C. 1201-1209; Public Law 93-95, 29 U.S.C. 186; Public Law 93-360, 29 U.S.C. 152, 158, 168, 169, 171, 183; Public Law 96-245, 29 U.S.C. 161 (4); Public Law 96-593; Public Law 97-375, 29 U.S.C. 153(c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any covered employer, employee, labor organization, or other person who believes a violation of the Labor Management Relations Act has occurred, or who desires the Board to determine whether a labor organization is to be the choice of employees for purposes of representation, may receive information or assistance. The Act limits the term "employee" to exclude: agricultural laborers; domestic workers; individuals employed by spouse or parent; independent contractors; supervisors (as defined by the Act) and individuals employed by an employer subject to the Railway Labor Act or employed by any person who is not an employer as defined by the Act. The United States Government, State governments, political subdivisions of U.S. and State governments, government corporations (except the U.S. Postal Service), Federal Reserve Banks and employers subject to the Railway Labor Act are ineligible employers.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The covered employer, employee, or the labor organization will benefit.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Charges of unfair labor practices and petitions for determination of representatives are the two principal forms for the purpose of initiating agency action. Such charges and petitions shall be in writing and signed, and shall be sworn to and filed with the Regional Director for the region in which the unfair labor practice allegedly has occurred or in which the proposed or actual bargaining unit exists.

Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Charges: If the Regional Director refuses to issue an unfair labor practice complaint, an appeal may be filed with the General Counsel in Washington, DC, within 10 days. Petitions: If the Regional Director dismisses the representation petition, an appeal may be filed with the Board in Washington, DC, within 10 days.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
(1) Determines and implements, through secret-ballot elections, the free democratic choice by employees as to whether they wish to be represented by a union in dealing with their employer and, if so, by which union; and (2) prevents and remedies unlawful acts, called unfair labor practices, by either employers or unions or both. NLRB may seek injunctive relief where a labor dispute results in violence, disruption of employment, or disruption of business relations, potentially in violation of the Labor Management Relations Act. The NLRB does not initiate actions or investigations on its own volition. NLRB processes start only when a covered individual, organization, or employer files an unfair labor practice charge or a petition for an election.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 29, Chapter 1, Part 100 - 103.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The NLRB does not award monetary assistance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not Applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact should be made directly with the appropriate regional office of the National Labor Relations Board listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Kym Heinzmann, 1099 14th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20570 Email: Phone: (202) 273-3887 Fax: (202) 273-2928.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 11 $282; FY 12 est $278; and FY 13 est $293
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
"The National Labor Relations Board and YOU (Unfair Labor Practices)", "The National Labor Relations Board and YOU (Representation Cases", "Your Government Conducts an Election for You on the Job", "The National Labor Relations Board, What It Is, What It Does", "A Guide to Basic Law and Procedure Under the NLRA", NLRB Annual Reports, "Classified Index of National Labor Relations Board Decisions and Related Court Decisions."

Most documents are available through the NLRB Web site
Documents are available in English and Spanish and other selected languages.

To give the public and persons appearing before the NLRB a better understanding of the National Labor Relations Act and the Board policies, procedures, and services, Washington and regional office personnel participate as speakers or panel members before bar associations, labor, educational, civic, or management organizations and other groups. Requests for speakers may be made to Washington officials or to the appropriate regional director.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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