It's the law...You have a
The National Labor Relations Act Says:
“Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or bargain collectively through representation of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining...” - Section 7
“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...” - Section 8(a)
Under the National Labor Relations Act, a federal law, you have the right to:
• Participate in meetings to discuss improving things in the workplace
• Distribute, read and discuss union literature (in non-work areas during breaks or before and after your shift)
• Wear buttons, stickers or T-shirts supporting efforts to win justice in the workplace
• Demand that management fix problems in the workplace through petitions or other activities
• Protest unfair treatment as a group and speak out publicly for change
Under federal law it's illegal for your boss to:
• Harass or Discriminate against workers who stand up for their rights in the workplace.
• Fire or threaten to fire, write-up, or cut the hours of an employee because they support justice in the warehouse.
• Ask your opinion of the union or about your efforts to improve things in the workplace
• Close or threaten to close the workplace or take away benefits or privileges in order to discourage organizing activity
Your best protection against violations of these rights is unity with your co-workers. If you think that your rights have been violated, contact us immediately.