The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives employees the legal right to form a union. Here’s what the NLRA says:
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…”
Section 8: “It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer…to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7…”
For the full text of the law go to www.nlrb.gov.
Your have the legal right to join and support a union and to:
It is illegal for your employer to:
If your employer breaks the law, the union can help you file an “Unfair Labor Practice” charge with the National Labor Relations Board (www.nlrb.gov). The NLRB has the power to enforce the law and order an employer to stop interfering with employees’ rights, to provide back pay and to reverse any action taken against workers when they try to form a union.
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