National Labor Relations Act

Fall 2011-1: NLRA – New Poster

Download This Issue in .pdf Format Employers who have union-represented employees and are subject to collective bargaining agreements are familiar with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that enforces the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Employers that do not deal with unions often incorrectly believe that the NLRA does not apply to them. However, the NLRA guarantees the right of non-union employees to engage in protected concerted activity. “Protected concerted activity” is defined as activity engaged in by two or more employees or on behalf of two or more employees, generally related to improving the wages, hours and working conditions of employees whether or not related to union activity. If an employer interferes with the employees’ right to engage in such conduct (such as terminating the employee) the employer can be found to have committed an unfair labor practice and is subject to remedies such as reinstatement ... Read More