Right to Organize

Organization through unionism is a legal right. The law has been in effect for over 60 years guaranteeing workers freedom of organization. Here is what the law says (quotation from the National Labor Relations Act):

“Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining of other mutual aid or protection.”

What this means:

  • As employees of any company, you decide ([he “employees” not the employer) if you will work under a Union contract or not.
  • Employees of any company can talk freely about Unions and with the help of each other, obtain a more powerful voice in their workplace.
  • Any idea about working conditions coming from two or more employees of any company is protected by Federal Law.
  • Workers have the right to collectively change any condition as it pertains to work. I.E.: Safety, breaks, water on the job, pay periods, start and quit times, use of employee tools, overtime, etc..