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  • Employer Violations

    Under Section 8(a) of the National Labor Relations Act, there are a number of actions that your employer and/or supervisors may not engage in, which constitute unfair labor practices (ULPs).  These restrictions on the employer’s conduct are designed to protect and preserve your right to join a union under Section 7.

    Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA states that the employer may not:

    "Interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed under Section 7."

    Examples of 8(a)(1) violations include:

    1. Threatening to fire for union or concerted activity.
    2. Threatening to demote, reprimand, or punish in any way because of union activity.
    3. Conduction anti-union interrogations.
    4. Threatening to close or move the shop to escape the union.
    5. Threatening loss of benefits if the employees vote for the union.
    6. Promising benefits to employees in return for anti-union activities.
    7. Interfering with communication among employees or with attempts to organize by such means as unduly restrictive solicitation rules.
    8. Spying on union meetings.
    9.  Granting benefits or wage increases timed to defeat union organization.
    10. Refusing to bargain in good faith with the union, once the union wins the election.

     If you believe that your employer has committed any of these unfair labor practices, please contact us immediately.