When workers decide they want to join together to improve their working conditions and jobs, they contact a union that will help guide their efforts to organize. Once a majority of the bargaining unit shows interest by signing a union authorization card, the union will approach the employer to see if the worker’s wishes to organize will be recognized. If the employer fails to honor this request then a petition for election will be filed on your behalf with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). When the workers win their union vote, they then begin to negotiate for a union contract. Remember the law protects workers joining a Union! You are protected under federal law, which supports freedom of association. Employers are not allowed to discriminate or show any reprisal against workers for choosing to join a union. If you know of anyone that would benefit from union representation, please contact our offices at 258-1496 or 1-800-478-1496,
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