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179.18 DEFINITIONS; MINNESOTA LABOR UNION DEMOCRACY ACT.
    Subdivision 1. Persons. "Persons" includes individuals, partnerships, associations,
corporations, trustees, and receivers.
    Subd. 2. Labor organization. "Labor organization" means any organization of employees or
of persons seeking employment which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective
bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances or terms or conditions of
employment, but shall not include any labor organization subject to the Federal Railway Labor
Act, as amended from time to time.
    Subd. 3. Employer. "Employer" includes all persons employing others and all persons acting
in the interest of an employer, but does not include the state or any political or governmental
subdivision thereof, nor any person subject to the Federal Railway Labor Act, as amended from
time to time.
    Subd. 4. Employee. "Employee" includes, in addition to the accepted definition of the
word, any employee whose work has ceased because of any unfair labor practice as defined in
section 179.12 on the part of the employer or because of any current labor dispute and who has
not obtained other regular and substantially equivalent employment, but does not include any
individuals employed in agricultural labor or by a parent or spouse or in domestic service of any
person at the person's own home.
    Subd. 5. Representative of employees. "Representative of employees" means any
person acting or asserting the right to act for employees or persons seeking employment in
collective bargaining or dealing with employers concerning grievances or terms or conditions of
employments.
    Subd. 6. Competent evidence. "Competent evidence" means evidence admissible in a court
of equity and such other evidence other than hearsay as is relevant and material to the issue and is
of such character that it would be accepted by reasonable persons as worthy of belief.
History: 1943 c 625 s 1; 1986 c 444