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Fighting a Union Campaign: What Employers Can and Can’t Do

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If your organization is targeted by a union-organizing effort, take note. Both the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Taft-Hartley Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees for participating in union activities.

Ultimately, whether you’re targeted or not may depend more on your geographic location and industry than on actual working conditions. That’s because many unions target specific areas or industries to gain momentum and credibility with workers. Then they try to negotiate a “model” compensation plan that they can use at other companies to attract new members.

Labor law gives your employees the right to join a union. Assuming you prefer to operate as a nonunion company, what are your rights?

You have the right to express your views in an effort to persuade your employees not to join a union, and you also ...(register to read more)

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Tom Hartman December 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

I have employees who are against joining the union but the few who do want a union have gotten the state to allow them to organize anyway. This was done by holding meetings without inviting the employees who were anti-union. Everything has been done in secret.
Is there any recourse for those employees to make sure the union notifies all employees of meetings?
Thank you


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