Rights of Nonunion Employees

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What is a Nonunion Employee?

A nonunion employee is an employee who is not a member of a labor union.  Most labor laws deal with union rights and related topics.  However, nonunion employees make up a majority of U.S. workers. 

How Can Nonunion Employees Bargain with Their Employers?

Unlike unionized workers, nonunion workers do not have a union as a bargaining representative.  Nonunion employees cannot go on strike because only unions may call strikes.  Nonunion workers do have similar rights to unionized workers, but they need to be addressed in a different manner.  Examples include:

What Types of Demands Do Nonunion Employees Typically Make? 

All employees generally want the same benefits and conditions.  Nonunion employees are no different.  Typical demands include:

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

Nonunion employees do not have as much bargaining power with employers as union employees.  However, nonunion employees do have rights.  If you are a nonunion employee who believes that your company is treating you unfairly, consult a labor law attorney to learn more about your rights and defenses.

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Last Modified: 06-07-2012 04:22 PM PDT

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