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You and your coworkers have the protected right to:
- Come together with your coworkers to form a union.
- Talk to your coworkers about forming a union and making improvements for staff and residents (during break time or before and after work; everywhere workers can talk about non-work issues like their children and plans for the weekend).
- Sign materials to support forming a union (during break time or before and after work; everywhere workers sign up for non-work activities).
- Take collective action with one or more coworkers to improve conditions.
Management is in serious violation of Federal Labor Law if they:
- 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.