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Organizing F.A.Q.

What are my legal rights as an employee?

The National Labor Relations Act establishes employees’ right to engage in concerted activity -- i.e., actions that a group of employees undertake together -- for the purposes of improving the terms of their employment. Organizing to negotiate for a union contract is a textbook example of the kind of concerted activity that the law protects. It is illegal for an employer to interfere with its employees’ exercise of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

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