You have the legal right under Section
7 (U.S. Code Title 29, Chapter 7, § 157) of the National Labor Relations
Act to join or support a union and to:
Attend meetings to discuss joining a union.
Read, distribute, and discuss union literature (as long as you do this
in non-work area during non-work times, such as during breaks or lunch
Wear union buttons, T-shirts, stickers, hats, or other items on the job
(providing you can wear non-union related items. The company cannot
discriminate because it relates to union.)
It is illegal under Section
8(a) (U.S. Code Title 29, Chapter 7, § 158a) and constitutes unfair labor
practices for the employer to do the following:
Threaten to or actually fire, lay off, discipline, harass, transfer, or
reassign employees because they support the union.
Favor employees who don't support the union over those who do in
promotions, job assignments, wages, hours, enforcement of rules, or any
other working condition.
Shut down the work site or take away any benefits or privileges
employees already enjoy in order to discourage union activity.
Promise employees a pay increase, promotion, benefits, or special favors
if they oppose the union.
Spy on union activities.