by James Sherk
The Heritage Foundation
March 13, 2014
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibits most employee-participation programs, such as the proposed works council program in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Workers must choose between a traditional union and no formal representation at all. Congress should modify the NLRA to allow workers to participate in works councils and employee involvement programs. This would enhance worker participation and allow employers and employees to adapt labor-management relations for the 21st-century economy.

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