Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NLRB Launches "Protected Concerted Activity" Page

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) launched a new Protected Concerted Activity web page this week. The NLRB's press release provides a nice summary. The new page begins with:
The law we enforce gives employees the right to act together to try to improve their pay and working conditions or fix job-related problems, even if they aren't in a union.
(emphasis added). Yes non-union employers, the NLRA applies to you. Several bloggers see the NLRB's big push to promote protected concerted activity as a play for the non-union employees. Or, as Jon Hyman calls it, Reaching the 93% (of private employees who are non-union). See also, Eric Meyer's NLRB Continues Preaching to Your Non-Union Employees, and Molly DiBianca's NLRB's New Web Page Targets Your Employees.