NLRB Union Notification Rule
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule on August 25, 2011 requiring private-sector employers whose workplaces fall under the National Labor Relations Act to post a notice reminding employees of their right to join a labor union.
The notice, which is similar to one required by the U.S. Department of Labor for federal contractors, states that employees have the right to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
A federal court in Washington, DC, blocked implementation of the rules in April amid multiple legal challenges.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts has opposed the notification rule as an unfair government attempt to promote unionizing.
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