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Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act

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.

As Kimberly Freeman Brown, Executive Director of American Rights said in a recent statement

Given the extreme imbalance the middle class faces in today's economy, with CEO pay and income inequality at all-time highs, workers’ ability to join together as a union and bargain for a better life is more important than ever. But working Americans can’t exercise these basic rights if they don’t know they have them.
 
The poster, which can be printed in black and white, is available for download on the NLRB's website. Free hard copies are also available at the agency's regional offices. For more details, read the NLRB's FAQ.

The NLRB is an independent federal agency charged with enforcing the NLRA. The agency is responsible for protecting workers' rights to organize and form unions and for remedying unfair labor practices from employers and unions alike. 

Predictably, anti-worker politicians and corporate interest groups are up in arms over this modest step forward for everyday Americans. Watch our short video on the poster below, which exposes the right-wing hysteria for what it really is—political theater intended to undermine even the most basic protections for the 99 percent.