Your Rights Under the Law
When you support forming a union or engage in union activities, federal and state law protects you from harassment by your employer.
This means you have the right to:
- Join or help organize a union without being harassed or punished by your employer.
- Have meetings at lunchtimes or break time in non-work areas on company property without being harassed or punished by our employer.
- Talk about, distribute union materials, or ask other co-workers to join the union on non-work time (including lunch and breaks) in non-work areas (break rooms, locker rooms, etc.).
- Go to union meetings and wear union buttons- in most cases- without interference from your boss or supervisors.
- Hold demonstrations and rallies about the union or about work problems.
This means your employer may not:
- Fire, discipline, lay off, or cut your hours for supporting the union.
- Spy, or pretend to spy, on your union activities.
- Threaten or question you about the union.
- Deny you the right to participate in forming a union.
- Pressure you not join a union.
Organizing is your right.
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