2016 US Code
Title 29 - Labor
Chapter 7 - Labor-Management Relations
Subchapter II - National Labor Relations
Sec. 157 - Right of employees as to organization, collective bargaining, etc.

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Citation 29 U.S.C. § 157 (2016)
Section Name

§157. Right of employees as to organization, collective bargaining, etc.

Section Text

Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities except to the extent that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment as authorized in section 158(a)(3) of this title.

Source Credit

(July 5, 1935, ch. 372, §7, 49 Stat. 452; June 23, 1947, ch. 120, title I, §101, 61 Stat. 140.)

Editorial Notes

AMENDMENTS

1947—Act June 23, 1947, restated rights of employees to bargain collectively and inserted provision that they have right to refrain from joining in concerted activities with their fellow employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1947 AMENDMENT

For effective date of amendment by act June 23, 1947, see section 104 of act June 23, 1947, set out as a note under section 151 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 29 - LABOR
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 29 - LABOR
CHAPTER 7 - LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
SUBCHAPTER II - NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS
Sec. 157 - Right of employees as to organization, collective bargaining, etc.
Contains section 157
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 49 Stat. 452
61 Stat. 140
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