This is a question of both strategy and legality, but the bottom line remains the same: the union and management must agree on a raise before it happens.
Emmet is Unit's Digital Communications Director.
Yes! The right to organize a union is protected by federal law. States can't take your right to form a union away and employers can't make you sign it away.
Union neutrality is a promise made by management not to interfere during an organizing drive. It typically creates a more collaborative, less expensive, and less time-consuming unionizing process and negotiations.
When you form a union, you’ll need to eventually collect what are called authorization cards. Sometimes nicknamed auth cards (or authorization signature if you’re using unit), they can be physical or electronic, but their main purpose is to record a worker’s interest in union recognition.
Articles in this crash course break down what a union does, how to form one, and the whys and hows of the help they can bring to workers.