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The National Labor Relations Act extends rights to many private-sector employees including the right to organize and bargain with their employer collectively. Employees covered by the act are protected from certain types of employer and union misconduct and have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists.
Examples of Rights As An Employee Under the NLRA Are:
The NLRA forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of rights relating to organizing, forming, joining or assisting a labor organization for collective bargaining purposes, or engaging in protected concerted activities, or refraining from any such activity. Similarly, labor organizations may not restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of these rights.
Examples of Employer Conduct That Violates the NLRA:
Examples of Labor Organization Conduct That Violates the NLRA:
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects non-union and union employees against discrimination based on union-related activity or group action ("protected concerted activity"). However, employers generally can make unilateral decisions about most personnel actions, including discharge -- unless employees are protected by an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement, and absent discrimination in violation of civil rights laws.
Workers Excluded from NLRB Coverage
The NLRA does not include coverage for all workers. The Act specifically excludes from its coverage individuals who are:
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Source: National Labor Relations Board
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