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When used in the industrial context, the term ‘affecting commerce’ means touching or concerning trade, business, or an industry. The term is seen used in the Labor Management Relations Act .
The following is an example of a federal statute defining the term:
According to 29 USCS § 152, the term "affecting commerce" means in commerce, or burdening or obstructing commerce or the free flow of commerce, or having led or tending to lead to a labor dispute burdening or obstructing commerce or the free flow of commerce.