Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:05 pm -
By Olivia Grady
The Minnesota Labor Relations Act (MLRA) was enacted in 1939, in order to resolve disputes in the state’s growing labor movement. It took inspiration from the recently enacted National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
The MLRA established the Division of Conciliation for conciliation/mediation, arbitration, bargaining unit determinations and bargaining unit certification elections. In 1969, the Division became a separate state agency and was renamed the Bureau of Mediation Services.