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Sunday, August 25, 2019

4 Steps to Form a Union

https://aflcio.org/formaunion/4-steps-form-union

4 Steps to Form a Union

When you and your co-workers come together to form a union, you get the right to negotiate with your employer over wages, benefits and working conditions. 
No matter what the industry you are in, or the labor law that covers it, the process for forming a union is similar.
  1. Get together with your co-workers who may share a common interest in organizing a union.
  2. Talk to a union organizer in order to strategize and to learn the next steps.
  3. Talk to your co-workers to build support for the union.
  4. Show that support through an election or a card-check once you have a strong majority.
Once your union is official, you’ll choose your leaders and negotiate a contract. The process is democratic, and the more inclusive you can be, the stronger your union will be.

Your Rights to Unionize

Employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act are afforded certain rights to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union. Here is some information on your rights, provided by the National Labor Relations Board, which oversees this process for most workers.

Union Activity

Employees have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists.
Examples of employee rights include:
  • Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;
  • Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;
  • Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;
  • Refusing to do any or all of these things; and
  • Having the right to be fairly represented by a union.
Employees who are not represented by a union also have rights under the NLRA. The National Labor Relations Board protects the rights of employees to engage in “concerted activity,” which is when two or more employees take action for their mutual aid or protection regarding terms and conditions of employment. A single employee also may engage in protected concerted activity if he or she is acting on the authority of other employees, bringing group complaints to the employer’s attention, trying to induce group action or seeking to prepare for group action.
A few examples of protected concerted activities are:
  • Two or more employees addressing their employer about improving their pay.
  • Two or more employees discussing work-related issues beyond pay, such as safety concerns, with each other.
  • An employee speaking to an employer on behalf of one or more co-workers about improving workplace conditions.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

massive LAYOFFS in dallas coming soon,big rumors

Anonymous said...

Hope the UNION comes thru for usb we need are PENSION back

Anonymous said...

Very good article. I will be facing a few of these issues as well..

Anonymous said...

Uber will go union before xpo you just watch

Anonymous said...

If the union would talk to us or pass out pamphlet to the one's that can't go to the meeting we don't hear nothing about the UNION we need to hear about the UNION we need to talk about it some DRIVER'S don't know the UNION trying to come in that just to show the union you need to start talking or get walking just saying do something

Anonymous said...

XPO employees suck. Wait till is too late to all of you guys aré loosers😂

USB Teamsters said...

Fill out the organizing information box on the right of this blog and we’ll be happy to contact you and give you all the information you need and hand you a pamphlet don’t be afraid information will be kept confidential.

Joe Hoffpauir said...

Every trucking company needs the union ...they enforce operating legal and in legal trucks...I have been a Teamster for 20 years and when it got slow I drove for other companies mostly non union and what a joke..but the only problem now is the union not as strong as it was ....

Anonymous said...

Uber will go union before xpo you just watch

Anonymous said...

Yep. Way too divided and slowww.

Anonymous said...

Any fos at top payed lay off's
At any class 1 Terminal????