NLRA Rights Apply to Employees at Non-Unionized Workplaces TooWinter 2011 – Newsletters California Update
On or before January 31, 2012, all private-sector employers in the country must post the National Labor Relations Board’s poster that outlines employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The notice will provide information about the rights of employees to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It will also provide examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instruct employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints. Even non-unionized employers are required to post the notice. Rights under the NLRA apply to both union and non-union workplaces. Failure to post the notice may be treated as unfair labor practice under the NLRA.
There is litigation underway that challenges this requirement. But as of now, employers must display the poster (which you can download at http://www.nlrb.gov/poster ) by January 31, 2012.