What Are Your Rights? 

It is unlawful for your employer or supervisor to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees seeking to organize or join a union.

What employers and supervisors can NOT do:

1)         They CANNOT tell employees that the Employer will fire or punish them if they engage in union activity.

2)         They CANNOT lay off or discharge any employee for union activity

3)       They CANNOT grant employees wage increases or special concessions in order to keep the union out.

4)         They CANNOT bar employee union representatives from talking with members during non-working hours.

5)         They CANNOT ask employees about confidential union matters, meetings, etc.

6)         They CANNOT ask employees about the union or about union representatives.

7)         They CANNOT ask employees how they intend to vote.

8)         They CANNOT ask employees whether or not they belong to a union or have signed up for a union.

9)         They CANNOT by the nature of the work assignment, create conditions intended to get rid of an employee because of his or her union activity.

10)       They CANNOT threaten workers or coerce them in an attempt to influence their vote.

11)       They CANNOT tell employees that existing benefits will be discontinued if the institution is unionized. )

12)       They CANNOT say unionization will force the employer to lay off workers.

13)       They CANNOT say unionization will take away vacations or other benefits and privileges presently in effect.

14)       They CANNOT promise employees promotions, raise or other benefits if they get out of the union or refrain from joining it.

Any of the above acts constitutes a violation of the National Labor Relations Act.


If you are interested in learning more about being an at-will employee and what

you can do about it, simply call Local 713 I.B.O.T.U., orgainizing division at

(516) 741-5564

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