Organizing is a long and proud tradition in the trade union movement. At the heart of any organizing effort is a desire to bring the protections to workers that only a labor union can provide. As such, UA organizers are strong, determined and above all, passionate about ensuring the rights of all workers are respected and protected.
The UA helps educate both members and non-members about their rights on the job. Learn more from the brochures here. As in many things, on-the-job knowledge is power.
For instance, did you know it is unlawful for your employer, supervisor or foreman to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees seeking to organize or join a union? Any of the acts listed below constitutes a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, as Amended.
If your employer does any of these things, make a note of it, including names of those involved, time, place, etc., and report such incidents to the union.
According to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board Act, “SECTION 8. (a) It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer – 1. to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7: 3. by discrimination in regard to hire or tenureof employment to encourage or discourage membership in any labor organization …”
Also under the U.S. National Labor Relations Board Act, “SECTION 7. Employees shall have the right to self organize, 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 or other mutual aid or protection …”