Your Rights

Understanding your legal rights is the first step in making an informed, educated decision about union representation and how it might impact you.

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects an individual associate’s right to engage – or not to engage – in union support, membership, and other protected concerted activities. Your decision to support or not support unionization will in no way impact your employment.

You have the right to:

  • Sign or not sign a union authorization card or petition
  • Refrain from any union activity
  • Engage in union activity and support the union
  • Campaign against the union

The National Labor Relations Act also:

  • Forbids the union or its agents to restrain or coerce associates who do not support the union
  • Gives associates the right to file unfair labor practice charges against the union for violations of these rights and to file civil suit against the union if harassed at home

If you believe your rights have been violated, you may contact Human Resources and/or the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

NLRB Regional Office 27 – Denver, Colo.
1961 Stout Street
Suite 13-103
Denver, CO 80294-3005
United States

Phone: (303) 844-3551 | Fax: (303) 844-6249