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Industrial & Labor Relations

Information resources for research in the UWM Master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR) program

U.S. Department of Labor Agencies

Links to several of the key administrative agencies for United States labor administration.

  • Department of Labor - The cabinet-level agency responsible for general administration of federal labor laws, the DOL includes several sub-agencies responsible for a wide range of labor and employment-related functions.
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
    Establishes policy and resolves disputes involving relations between employees of the U.S. federal government and their employers. Analogous to the private sector's NLRB (see below).
  • National Mediation Board
    Facilitates resolution of labor-management disputes in the railroad and airline industries under the railway Labor Act of 1926. Oversees the National Air Transport Adjustment Board (NATAB) and the National Railway Adjustment Board (NRAB).

  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
    Created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to support the continuation and maintenance of private-sector defined benefit pension plans.