NLRB Rulemaking on Employee Rights Notice: Is it a Double Edged Sword for the Unions?

NLRB Rulemaking on Employee Rights Notice: Is it a Double Edged Sword for the Unions?
Edward R. Levin, Author
CUE Inc.

Edward R. Levin, a partner in the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice Group, wrote an article for the January 2011 issue of CUE discussing the alarm raised about NLRB Chairman Liebman’s attempt to impose labor law reform through administrative rule-making. The proposed rule is for a government furnished poster in the workplace to make all employees aware of their rights under the NLRA, including the right to join unions, the right to “[t]ake action with one or more co-employees to improve your working conditions by, among other means, raising work related complaints directly with your employer or with a government agency, and seeking help from the union,” as well as to engage in strikes and picketing. It is also to educate employees about employer unfair labor practices. Penalties would be served for failure to post.