Your Legal Rights During an Organizing Campaign

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Your Legal Rights During an Organizing Campaign

Did you know there are federal laws in place to protect workers interested in forming a Union?
It’s true. You may be surprised to learn that many activities, some even on company property, are completely protected by our federal government.

United States National Labor Relations Act
SECTION 7 “Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representation of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining…”

United States National Labor Relations Act
SECTION 8
(a) “It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer…to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of rights guaranteed in Section 7…”


Your Legal Rights During an Organizing Campaign

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To participate in meetings to discuss joining a Union.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To distribute Union flyers and brochures in non-work areas during breaks and lunch.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To wear Union buttons, stickers, T-shirts and hats to show your colors.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To sign a union membership card and demand company recognition of the Union.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To petition and join together with co-workers to protest unfair treatment or demand improvements in wages, hours or working conditions.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To organize fellow employees, support the Union, and distribute literature and membership cards to be signed.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT To file complaints against your company.

What CANNOT Happen During an Organizing Drive

YOU CANNOT Be fired, laid-off, disciplined, harassed, transferred or reassigned for supporting a Union.
YOUR BOSS CANNOT Favor employees who oppose the Union over ones who support it. This includes promotions and special treatment.
YOUR BOSS CANNOT Threaten to close your plant or take away benefits because you and co-workers support joining a Union.
YOUR BOSS CANNOT Promise raises or other favorable treatment if you oppose joining a Union.
YOUR BOSS CANNOT Ask you your opinion of the Union.