Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Labor Organization Definition:

A defined group of employees formed for the purposes of representing those employees with the employer as to the terms of a collective contract of employment.

Related Terms: Union, Trade Union, Labor Union, Collective Bargaining, Disclaimer of Interest

The Second Edition of American Jurisprudence (2005) uses these words to describe a labor organization:

"... any organization of any kind, in which employees participate, and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, a dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment.

"... (the) labor organization ... exist(s) for the purpose, in whole or in part, a dealing with employers concerning the terms and conditions of employment...."

At Chapter 29, §402 of the United States Code:

"Labor organization means a labor organization engaged in an industry affecting commerce and includes any organization of any kind, any agency, or employee representation committee, group, association, or plan so engaged in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment, and any conference, general committee, joint or system board, or joint council so engaged which is subordinate to a national or international labor organization, other than a State or local central body."

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