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Protecting Your Right to Organize at Work

The law prohibits an employer from interfering with employees’ right to unionize or join together in any way to improve hours, wages, or any other terms or conditions of their employment. If an employer threatens employees or attempts to interfere with employees in any other way in the exercise of these rights, the employer may be in violation of the National Labor Relations Act or NLRA. Contact our National Labor Relations lawyers in Philadelphia and New Jersey to learn more.


If you feel your NLRA rights may have been violated anywhere in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, or if you would like to ask about your rights under the NLRA, please contact our offices immediately at (800) 256-5236 or via our online contact form.

Your Right to Collective Bargaining

The Nation Labor Relations Act or NLRA protects an employee’s right to collectively bargain with their fellow employees along with other actions. The NLRA protects an employee’s right to organize, join, or support a union for the purposes of negotiating hours, wages, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Specifically, the NLRA makes it illegal for an employer to prohibit an employee from soliciting for a union during non-work time, which includes immediately before and after work and during breaks. An employer is also prohibited from threatening to fire, demote, transfer, or otherwise retaliate against an employee for joining a union. An employer cannot give offer benefits to employees who do not join the union, and an employer cannot threaten to close the workplace if the workers choose a union to represent them. Finally, an employer cannot prevent an employee from wearing union hats, buttons, t-shirts, or pins in the workplace except under special circumstances.

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Protections for Employees Against the Union

The NLRA also protects employee’s rights against the union. Under the Act, an employee cannot be retaliated against for his choice to not join the union or not remain a union member. A union cannot threaten an employee with a loss of job unless he supports the union. The union also cannot threaten not to process a grievance because the member has criticized the union in the past. Discuss your situation with one of our New Jersey and Philadelphia NLRA lawyers today.


Please contact our law firm at (800) 256-5236 to speak with our New Jersey and Philadelphia employment attorneys about your situation.