Your organization isn't unionized, so you shouldn't care about the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), right?
Wrong! The NLRA applies to all employers, including nonunion ones. And the law's impact reaches far beyond union-organizing campaigns. That's why it's wise to brush up on this law now. Being unfamiliar with it could result in an unfair labor practice charge against you.
Workers protected by NLRA if involved in 'concerted activity'
A case highlighted in our October issue showed how the NLRA gives employees in all U.S. organizations the right "to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection."
It's this "mutual aid or protection" clause that gives nonunion employees their hook into the NLRA, says Timothy B. Kohls, an associate in the Employment & Labor group of law firm Fredrikson & Byron P.A. in Minneapolis and a former field attorney ...(register to read more)
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