Federal Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act Poster
The Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act is a workplace posters poster by the Federal Department Of Labor. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Department Of Labor.
This poster describes the protection that those who are employed in relation to unions under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Employees have the right not get harassed by either unions or employers, not to be discriminated against because of being in a union and be treated fairly by the union. Those who are employed do not have to join a union.
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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS UNDER THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT The NLRA guarantees the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity. Employees covered by the NLRA * are protected from certain types of employer and union misconduct. This Notice gives yo u general information about your rights, and about the obligations of employers and unions under the NLRA. C ontact the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal agency that investigates and resolves complaints under the NLRA, using the contact information supplied belo w, if you have any questions about specific rights that may apply in your particular workplace. Under the NLRA, you have the right to: x Organize a union to negotiate with your employer concerning your wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. x Form, join or assist a union. x Bargain collectively through representatives of employees’ own choosing for a contract with your employer setting your wages, benefits, hours, and other working conditions. x Discuss your terms and conditions of employment or union organizing with your co-workers or a union. x Take action with one or more co-workers to improve your wo rking conditions by, among other means, raising work-related complaints directly with your employer or with a government agency, and seeking help from a union. x Strike and picket, depending on the purpose or means of the strike or the picketing. x Choose not to do any of these activities, including joining or remaining a member of a union. Under the NLRA, it is ille gal for your employer to: xProhibit you from soliciting for a union during non-work time, such as before or after work or during break times; or from distributing union literature during non-work time, in non-work areas, such as parking lots or break rooms. x Question you about your union support or activities in a manner that discourages you from engaging in that activity. x Fire, demote, or transfer you, or reduce your hours or change your shift, or otherwise take adverse action against you, or threaten to take any of these actions, because you join or support a union, or because you engage in concerted activity for mutual aid and protection, or because you choose not to engage in any such activity. x Threaten to close your workplace if workers choose a union to represent them. x Promise or grant promotions, pay raises, or other benefits to discourage or encourage union support. x Prohibit you from wearing union hats, buttons, t-shirts, and pins in the workplace except under special circumstances. x Spy on or videotape peaceful union activities and gatherings or pretend to do so. Under the NLRA, it is illega l for a union or for the union that represents you in barg aining with your employer to: x Threaten you that you will lose your job unless you support the union. x Refuse to process a grievance because you have criticized union officials or because you are not a member of the union. x Use or maintain discriminatory standards or procedures in making job referrals from a hiring hall. x Cause or attempt to cause an employer to discriminate against you because of your union-related activity. x Take other adverse action against you based on whether you have joined or support the union. If you and your coworkers select a union to act as your collective bargaining representative, your employer and the union are required to bargain in good faith in a genuine effort to reach a written, bi nding agreement setting your terms and conditions of employme nt. The union is required to fairly represent you in bargaining and enforcing the agreement. Illegal conduct will not be permitted . If you believe your rights or the rights of others have been violated, you should c ontact the NLRB promptly to protect your rights, generally within six m onths of the unlawful activity. You may inquire about pos sible violations without your employer or anyone else being informed of the inquiry. Charges may be filed by any pers on and need not be filed by the employee directly affec ted by the vi olation. The NLRB may order an employer to rehire a worker fired in violation of the law and to pay lost wages and benefits, and may order an employer or union to cease violating the law. Employees should seek assist ance from the nearest regional NLRB office, which can be found on the Agency’s website: www.nlrb.gov. Click on the NLRB’s page titled “About Us,” which contains a link, “Loc ating Our Offices.” Y ou can also contact the NLRB by calling toll-free: 1-844-762-NLRB (6572). Hearing impaired callers who wis h to speak to an NLRB representative should contact the Feder al Relay Service by visiting its website at https://www.federalrelay.us/t ty, calling one of its toll free numbers, and asking its Communications Assistant to c all the NLRB toll free number at 1-844-762-NLRB ( 6572) . * The Nat ional Labor Relations Act covers most private-sector employers. Excluded from coverage under the NLRA are public-sector em ployees, agr icultural and domestic workers, independent c ontractors, workers employed by a par ent or s pouse, employees of air and rail c arriers cov ered by the Railway Labor Ac t, and superv isors (although supervisors that have been discriminated against for refusing to violate the NLRA m ay be covered). This is an official Government Notice and must not be defaced by anyone. U.S. Department of Labor
Other Federal Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 45 optional and mandatory Federal labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/EO_Posters/EmployeeRightsPoster11x17_2019Final.pdf , updated May 2020
- Federal Labor Law Posters at https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters
- Federal Department Of Labor
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