Know Your Rights

Federal law guarantees many in the US the right to organize their workplace. However, the reality of at-will employment for many makes things more complicated. From your Weingarten Rights to annual financial disclosures, there's a mess of legal processes out there that can seem overwhelming at first. So let's take it one step at a time.

Privacy FAQ for workers forming unions

Anxieties over being too public with union activities are bound to come up, so here’s a rundown on a few aspects of the process to know when it comes to privacy.

Know your history: U.S. labor laws and unions

If you’re reading this on your lunch break, day off, or at the end of an 8-hour shift, it’s thanks to the countless sacrifices of labor organizers of decades past who fought to make such expectations at any given job commonplace.

Right-to-work and union (in)security

Union dues were national news during the Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court case in 2018. The plaintiff was funded in part by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation - an explicitly anti-union policy group. So what exactly is “right-to-work” and why does it matter to the labor movement?

Safety in numbers: how unions save workers

Because most Americans lack the protection of a strong union, American workers are losing out when fighting for occupational safety and it’s costing them more than just wages.

Should my union affiliate?

While there certainly are benefits to forming an independent union, you don’t have to go it alone. Joining an affiliated union can bring myriad benefits to you and your coworkers.

What is the PRO Act?

How labor unions operate largely rests on laws that are older than most Americans. Here, we break down exactly what the PRO Act seeks to do, who supports the bill, and where it goes from here.

A brief history of union-busting

It’s a tale nearly as old as capitalism: union-busting. For the past 150 years, U.S. employers have been waging a subtle — and not-so-subtle — war against workers through union-busting efforts.

What's union neutrality?

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.

Are unions legal in all states?

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.

When should our campaign go public?

There are a few key pieces of prep work that will help you launch a successful public campaign. Here are three must-haves before going public: