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Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433

You Have The Right To Organize
Monthly Meetings / Agenda
List of Officers and Shop Stewards
Contact the Union
About The Union
From the B/A's Seat
VP's View
Financial Secretary View & Updates
Recording Secretary's Notes
Weingarten Rights
Members Rights and Officer Responsibilities
You Have The Right To Organize
You Have The Right To Representation
National Labor Relations Board
Family and Medical Leave Act

You Have The Right To Organize

You have the legal right to do the following under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act:
1. Attend meetings to discuss joining a union.
2. Read, distribute, and discuss union literature (as long as you do this in non-work areas during non-work times, such as during breaks or lunch hours.)
3. Wear union buttons, T-shirts, stickers, or other items on the job.
4. Sign a card asking your employer to recognize and bargain with the union.
5. Sign petitions or file grievances related to wages, hours, working conditions, and other job issues.
6. Ask other employees to support the union, to sign union cards or petition, or to file grievances.
Under Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act, your employer cannot legally punish or discriminate against any worker because of union activity.
For example, your employer cannot legally do the following:
Threaten to or actually fire, lay off, discriminate, harass, transfer, or reassign employees because they support the union.
Favor employees who don't support the union over those who do in promotions, job assignments, wages, hours, enforcement of rules, or any other working condition.
Promise employees a pay increase, promotion, benefit, or special favor if they oppose the union.
You can protect your legal rights by:
Keeping written notes of any incidents in which company officials or supervisors threaten, harass, or punish workers because of union activity.
Immediately reporting any such incidents to your organizing committee and the ATU staff.
The National Labor Relations Act says:
Section 7: "Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representation of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining..."
Section 8(a): "It shall be an unfair labor practice for an interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in section 7..."

ATU Local 1433 * P.O. Box 4363 * Phoenix * AZ * 85030-4363