H.R. 5107 (98th): Performing Arts Labor Relations Amendments

Mar 13, 1984 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sala Burton
Representative for California's 5th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 1758 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 02, 1983


This bill was introduced on March 13, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 13, 1984
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 1984
Full Title

A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to give employees and performers in the performing arts rights given by section 8(e) of such Act to employers and employees in similarly situated industries, and to give to employers and performers in the performing arts the same rights given by section 8(f) of such Act to employers and employees in the construction industry, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

31 cosponsors (30D, 1N) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

Performing Arts Labor Relations Amendments - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to exclude specified types of employers and performers in the performing arts from coverage under unfair labor practice provisions prohibiting specified contracts or agreements between employers and labor organizations and prohibiting specified actions of labor organizations to force or require cessation of dealings with others, joining of labor or employer organizations, or recognition of or negotiation with labor organizations not certified as representative.
Permits such employers, excluding employers in the broadcasting or motion picture industries, to:
(1) agree with a labor organization to make membership in such organization a condition of performing arts employment; and
(2) make agreements with a labor organization covering performing artists even if the majority status of the organization has not yet been established.
Defines "employer" to include purchasers of musical performance services.
Defines "employee" to include independent contractors engaged to perform musical services.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 5107 (98th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus