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9-132.000
LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ACT—29 U.S.C. § 186

9-132.010 Introduction
9-132.020 Investigative and Supervisory Jurisdiction

9-132.010

Introduction

Section 302 of the Labor Management Relations Act (29 U.S.C. § 186) punishes the delivery and receipt, respectively, of things of value paid by employers and persons acting in the interest of employers to representatives of employees and labor union officials in industries covered by the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) (29 U.S.C. § 141, et seq.). The LMRA, sometimes referred to as the "Taft-Hartley Act," applies to all employees whose labor-management relations is subject to the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board. (29 U.S.C. § 152, et seq.). Therefore, section 186 does not apply to labor-management disputes involving employees in the railway and airline industries [see Railway Labor Act at 9-139.103], employees of the Federal Government, and employees of state and local governments, or of corporations wholly owned by such governments (other than the United States Postal Service which is subject to the LMRA). See 29 U.S.C. 29 U.S.C. § 152 et seq.

Further guidance on these issues is available in the Criminal Resource Manual:

Generally Criminal Resource Manual at 2407
Form Indictment—Solicitation or Receipt of Prohibited Payment Criminal Resource Manual at 2408
Form Indictment—Prohibited Payment to Labor Union OfficialCriminal Resource Manual at 2409
Form Indictment—Solicitation or Receipt of Bribery Payment Criminal Resource Manual at 2410
Form Indictment—Bribery of Labor Union OfficialCriminal Resource Manual at 2411
Decisions and Matters Involving 29 U.S.C. § 186 Criminal Resource Manual at 2412
Outline of 29 U.S.C. § 186 (Taft-Hartley)Criminal Resource Manual at 2413

9-132.020

Investigative and Supervisory Jurisdiction

Investigative jurisdiction lies with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Inspector General's Office of Investigations, Division of Racketeering (formerly the Office of Labor Racketeering), United States Department of Labor (by reason of authority conferred on investigators as Special Deputy United States Marshals).

The Labor-Management Unit of the Organized Crime and Gang Section, Criminal Division has supervisory jurisdiction over 29 U.S.C § 186.

[updated May 2011]