|Who Covers Government or Other Industries?|
The NMB and the RLA cover only the U.S. operations of airlines and railroads. Labor Relations for other private U.S. companies, and the public sector (federal, state and local government) are not covered by the NMB or the RLA.
In the private sector (excluding airlines and railroads), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administers union representation and unfair labor practice aspects of labor relations pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act.
In the private sector (excluding airlines and railroads), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) handles labor-management relations and mediation of collective-bargaining disputes under the Labor Management Relations Act.
U.S. Federal Government employees are covered by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, Title VII.
Coverage of state, county and municipal government employees for Labor Relations varies and depends on whether there is a state or local law which permits collective bargaining. For state or local government contact information, click here.
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