Unfair Labor Practice Charges

The NLRA prohibits certain acts, called “unfair labor practices,” by employers and by labor organizations. The NLRA requires that the Board investigate charges and, where it finds a violation of the law, devise a remedy to redress the effects of the unlawful act. The NLRA is not a punitive statute, and does not provide for punishment of wrongdoers. However, the Board’s remedial orders are enforceable in federal courts of appeals, and a violation of a court decree enforcing a Board order may be punished by the court through a civil contempt proceeding.​