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It is your legally protected right to organize and form a union. The National Labor Relations Act clearly states: "Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, to join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection." And the State Labor Relations Act contains similar language to protect state employees.

It is illegal for an employer to stand in the way of employees exercising their rights to organize. Your rights are clear. Management cannot lawfully:

If these rights have been violated at your workplace, please report this immediately by calling 1-800-260-0717, ext. 376.