As an employee you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your rights. You have more pressing concerns like going to work to bring home a paycheck to pay the bills and feed your family. Nonetheless, both state and federal law cover a myriad of situations you encounter as an employee.
Getting active in the union does not mean you have to be a representative. If you are interested in the
work of your Local 933, there are tasks you could take on that don't involve being a rep in the more formal sense but that will involve you in the work of the union. None of these jobs are complicated and they don't take up a huge amount of time.
Once a petition for a secret ballot election has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board, companies often spend the weeks leading up to the election providing misleading information and launching a rumor campaign. Union-busting companies are a multi-billion dollar business.
Probably the biggest question on everyone’s mind when they look into forming a union at their workplace is “Can I Be Fired?” The fact is, you have a federally protected right in America guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act to join or support a union and to engage in collective bargaining.
Once you have decided to join with your co-workers to form a union, it’s time to start the process to make a vote happen. The first step is to contact us and sign an authorization card. An authorization card means you want to vote for a union. At no time will your employer see your authorization card.