Your Rights When Forming a Union
By law, healthcare employees have the freedom to form a union and work together to improve patient care and the quality of their jobs. It’s illegal for your employer to intimidate, discriminate, or otherwise interfere in your decision.
- Threaten to fire, discharge or punish you should you engage in union activity.
- Give employees who speak out against the union special favors or concessions, and they cannot promise employees promotions who initially support and then oppose forming a union.
- Keep employee union representatives from talking with members during non-working hours.
- Ask about confidential union matters, including union meetings, union representatives or the union itself.
- Ask you whether or not you belong to a union or actively support forming a union.
- Change your work assignments, your work environment, or working conditions with the intention of firing you based on your support for unionization.
- Threaten or coerce you in an attempt to influence your union support.
- Make threats regarding the discontinuation of benefits, wages, vacations, or job security should you and your fellow employees form a union.