Obama’s NLRB Will Now Force Businesses To Post Information In Workplace Informing Employees About Their Right To Unionize…
The National Labor Relations Board, already under attack from conservatives concerned about regulatory overreach, is requiring that businesses post information in the workplace telling employees about their rights to unionize. In a move that angered business groups and cheered labor leaders, the NLRB’s new regulations mandate that companies display notices “in conspicuous places” that inform workers about their right to unionize.
The notices must tell employees that they have the right to strike and picket under certain circumstances; to form or join a union; to bargain collectively; to raise work-related complaints with a federal agency or union; or to decline to do any of those things.
Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO’s president, praised the new rule.
“The rule is a responsible and much-needed step,” Trumka said in a statement , according to The New York Times. “Just as employers are required to notify their employees of their rights around health and safety, wages and discrimination on the
job, this rule gives clear information to employees about their rights under this fundamental labor law so that workers are better equipped to exercise and enforce them.”
But Randel K. Johnson, senior vice president for labor policy at the United States Chamber of Commerce, said, “This is one more initiative among those we expect to be coming out over the next month that are essentially gifts to organized labor,”