This August the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule that requires private sector employers to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)—rights they’ve had for more than 70 years. Like other notices of workplace laws regarding safety and health, compensation, and discrimination, the poster raises awareness without unduly burdening employers.
But anti-worker politicians and corporate interest groups are up in arms over this modest step forward for everyday Americans. So we put together this short video on the poster to expose the right-wing hysteria for what it really is: political theater intended to undermine even the most basic protections for the 99 percent.
The right-wing pundits featured in our video have tried to make the argument that this simple poster will kill jobs and threaten our economic recovery, even though small business owners blame low consumer spending for their hesitance to create jobs—not regulations like this one. As for the millions of employees struggling to make ends meet in this upside down economy, knowing their rights to form a union and bargain collectively for a better life has never been more important.