chapter  II
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The Secondary Literature on the Board: A Bibliographic Essay

WithMargaret A. Chaplan

This chapter examines the secondary literature on the administrative, organizational, and procedural history, as opposed to the decisional history, of the Board as well as the research on the Board's behavior and on its interactions with government, labor, and management in the United States. In general, the secondary literature on the Board is voluminous, repetitive, and, in many cases, written by persons with some connection to the Board. The most vocal of the proponents of the view that the Board is ignoring congressional intent is, perhaps, Sylvester Petro. The Board's authority and powers derive from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) as well as from its own interpretation of the Labor Act. The Taft-Hartley amendments to the NLRA changed the Board's structure, separating the function of the prosecutor, in the form of the office of the General Counsel, from the Board.