Your Rights

private sector local unions

What are your rights as an employee? What are your rights as a member of a private-sector union?


Union Activity

Employees have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists, or to decertify a union that has lost the support of employees.

Examples of employee rights include:

  • Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;
  • Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;
  • Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;
  • Refusing to do any or all of these things.
  • To be fairly represented by a union

For Health Care Members

DID YOU KNOW? There are special rules governing private healthcare unions when it comes to picketing or striking.

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Learn more

More information is available online at the National Labor Relations Board web site. Employee Rights Frequently Asked Questions