It is important for you as an employee to know and understand all your rights as a valuable part of your company. When working to unionize your store, there are certain things your employers cannot, by law, ask you about, threaten you with, or comment on. These regulations have been stipulated by federal law. Should you become the victim of any of the following, contact a union representative immediately.
It’s illegal for your employer or administration to:
- Threaten to fire, discharge or punish you should you engage in union activity.
- Retaliate against you or your co-workers in anyway for organizing your Union.
- Give workers wage increases to dissuade organizing.
- Promise promotions, raises or offer benefits if employees refrain from forming a Union.
- Give employees who speak out against the union special favors or concessions, and they cannot promise employees promotions who initially support and then oppose forming a Union.
- Say that existing employee benefits will be discontinued if the facility is Unionized.
- Bar union representatives from talking with employees during non-working hours.
- Inquire 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.
- Alter your work assignments, your work environment, or working conditions with the intention of firing you based on your support for unionization.
- Threaten or coerce you in an attempt to influence your union support.
- Spy on your Union activities.
- Make threats regarding the discontinuation of benefits, wages, vacations, or job security should you and your fellow employees form a Union.
- Ask employees if they have filled out a Union card.
- Say Unionization will force the company to lay off employees.
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