Your Rights at Work
Whether you are organizing the union for the first time or already working under contract, YOU HAVE RIGHTS AT WORK!
Here’s a quick guide to your rights including:
- Your right to form a union
- Your right to union representation (“Weingarten Rights”)
- Your right to fairness at work (Seven Principles of Just Cause)
YOUR RIGHT TO FORM A UNION
You have the right to form a union at work. It’s illegal for your employer to intimidate, discriminate, or otherwise interfere with your decision.
- Threaten to fire, discharge, or punish you for engaging in union activity.
- Change your work assignments, your work environment, or working conditions with the intention of firing you based on your support for unionization.
- Give special favors or concessions to employees who speak out against the union, and they cannot promise promotions to employees who initially support and then oppose forming a union.
- Prevent union representatives from talking with employees during non-working hours.
- Ask about confidential union matters, including union meetings, union representatives, or the union itself.
- Ask you whether or not you belong to a union or actively support forming a union.
- Threaten or coerce you in an attempt to influence your union support.
- Make threats regarding the discontinuation of benefits, wages, vacations, or job security should you and your fellow employees form a union.