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The National Labor Relations Board has issued a rule requiring employers to notify workers about their rights under the National Labor Relations Act:
The notice, which is similar to one required by the U.S. Department of Labor for federal contractors, states that employees have the right to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.

The notice must be posted wherever other workplace notices are posted, and if other notices are posted on a website, the NLRA rights notice must be posted there as well. I think we can all agree this is a minimal and fair aid to workers, that they should simply know what their legal rights are. Here's the kind of changes that get made when the NLRB proposes something as small as this:

For example, employers will not be required to distribute the notice via email, voice mail, text messaging or related electronic communications even if they customarily communicate with their employees in that manner, and they may post notices in black and white as well as in color.

When they try to do something that's only modest instead of minimal, of course, the Chamber of Commerce preemptively announces its intention to sue.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT.

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