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Examples of Your Rights Under the Law

The law protects and guarantees your rights to do any of the following without fear of reprisal from the employer:

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to form a union and bargain for increased wages, improved benefits, better working conditions, security and protection.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to serve on the IAM Organizing Team.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to ask your coworkers to assist or serve on the IAM Organizing Team.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to attend and take part in IAM meetings.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to invite your coworkers to attend and take part in IAM meetings.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to distribute IAM material on the employer’s property during non-working time.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to ask your coworkers to distribute IAM material on employer’s property during non-work time and in non-work areas.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to distribute IAM material away from the employer’s property.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to join the IAM.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to invite your coworkers to join the IAM on the employer’s property during non-work times and in non-work areas.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to wear IAM buttons, T-shirts, caps and jackets on the employer’s property during working and non-working time. (Provided such items or objects do not create a safety hazard.)

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to ask your coworkers to wear IAM materials.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to phone your coworkers to discuss and encourage support for the IAM.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to visit the homes of your coworkers to discuss and encourage support for the IAM.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to meet and discuss the IAM with your coworkers on the employer’s property during non-work time and in non-work areas. (Provided the meeting does not create a disturbance in the plant.)

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to VOTE YES for the IAM during the secret ballot election conducted by the Federal Government.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to accept wage increases and other improved benefits and still VOTE YES for the IAM during the secret ballot elections conducted by the Federal Government.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to write, sign and distribute letters, flyers or petitions supporting the IAM.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to ask questions and take notes during captive audience meetings conducted by the employer.

IT'S YOUR RIGHT to make supportive statements for the IAM during captive audience meetings conducted by the company.

The situations listed above are only examples. You have many more ways to assert your rights at work. If you have any questions, please contact an IAM representative who will provide specific advice regarding your activities.

IMPORTANT! If your employer prohibits you or your coworkers from exercising your rights, it may constitute an Unfair Labor Practice. If this should happen, be sure to write down the basic facts (who, what, where, when and witnesses) and discuss the incident with your IAM representative as soon as possible.