29 U.S. Code § 174 - Co-equal obligations of employees, their representatives, and management to minimize labor disputes
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(a)  In order to prevent or minimize interruptions of the free flow of commerce growing out of labor disputes, employers and employees and their representatives, in any industry affecting commerce, shall—
(1) exert every reasonable effort to make and maintain agreements concerning rates of pay, hours, and working conditions, including provision for adequate notice of any proposed change in the terms of such agreements;
(2) whenever a dispute arises over the terms or application of a collective-bargaining agreement and a conference is requested by a party or prospective party thereto, arrange promptly for such a conference to be held and endeavor in such conference to settle such dispute expeditiously; and
 So in original. No subsec. (b) has been enacted.
Source(June 23, 1947, ch. 120, title II, § 204,61 Stat. 154.)