Assert Your Right To Organize And Further Protect Your Rights
Under the terms of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), workers in the United States have the right to organize a union. The union’s purpose is to protect the workers’ best interests in the workplace. This can include negotiating wages, hours, health benefits, insurance and other employment benefits, just to name a few. In addition to outlining the specific employee rights, protections under the law and duties of a union, the NLRA also outlines prohibited acts made by an employer against employees who choose to organize or join a union.
At The Grubb Law Group, we not only support employees’ rights to organize unions, we also believe in fighting back against unscrupulous employers who try to violate those rights. We represent all workers who want to exercise their right to form and participate in a trade union.
If your employer is denying you the right to organize or has retaliated against you for organizing or trying to organize a union, we can help you take legal action to protect your rights. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced employee rights lawyers.
Collective Bargaining Rights Under The NLRA
Under the NLRA, unions are granted collective bargaining rights, which allow union representatives to negotiate in good faith with employers to establish employment conditions for workers called a collective bargaining agreement. During these negotiations, union representatives and employers can discuss:
- Wage and salary increases
- Access to health care benefits
- Access to health insurance
- Accrual of paid time off
- Improvements to health and safety standards
- Improvements to working conditions
Violations Of The NLRA
Although the NLRA provides strict protection for employees who choose to organize or participate in a union, an employer may unlawfully ignore these protected rights by:
- Terminating, demoting or transferring employees
- Reducing of an employee’s hours or pay
- Threatening to close a workplace if workers organize
- Bribing employees to discourage organization
- Spying on employees’ union activities
- Promising promotions or raises to employees who do not organize
- Asking malicious questions designed to discourage organization
- Prohibiting the distribution of union materials
While the NLRA provides protection to most private sector employees, not all employees are protected such as independent contractors, air and rail carrier employees, agricultural workers, supervisors and more.
Let Us Be Your Guide — We Can Help
Attorneys David L. Grubb and Kristina Thomas Whiteaker are seasoned employment law attorneys with a combined 50 years of experience handling a variety of employment law matters, including labor law violations concerning union members. We have achieved successful results for clients throughout West Virginia, and we want to help you resolve your legal disputes favorably and efficiently.
If your employer has retaliated against you for exercising your right to organize a union or is violating your employee rights because you are a union member, contact The Grubb Law Group in Charleston. We can help you take legal action against your employer in order to seek justice and compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 304-982-7755 or send us a message online.