UFCW Local 2D
If you are interested in organizing your workplace and becoming a member of UFCW Local 2D, please give our office a call and we can put you in touch with an organizer who will explain how the process works and listen to what your concerns and priorities are.
8402 18TH AVE. BROOKLYN, NY 11214
Your Legal Rights
You have the legal right under section 7 of national labor relations act to join or support a union and to:
- Attend meetings to discuss joining a union.
- Read, distribute, and discuss union literature (as long as you do this in non-work areas during non-work times, such as during breaks or lunch hours).
- Wear union buttons, T-shirts, stickers, hats, or other items on the job.
- Sign a card asking your employer to recognize and bargain with the union.
- Sign petitions or file grievances related to wages, hours, working, conditions, and other job issues.
- Ask other employees to support the union, to sign union cards or petitions, or to file grievances.
Secret Ballot Elections
To establish a union in a workplace, a majority of employees must express support for the union.
In most situations, the employees prove majority support through a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
“Good Faith” Bargaining
After the union’s election victory is officially certified by the National Labor Relations Board, your employer is legally required to negotiate in “good faith” with the union on a written contract covering wages, hours, and working conditions.
Protection from Employer Action
Under section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act, your employer cannot legally punish or discriminate against any worker because of the union activity.
- Threaten to or actually fire, lay off, discipline, harass, transfer, or reassign employees because they support the union.
- Favor employees who do not support the union over who do in promotions, job assignment, wages, hours, enforcement of rules or any other working conditions.
- Shut down the work site or take away any benefits or privileges employees already enjoy in order to discourage union activity.
- Promise employees a pay increase, promotion, benefits, or special favor if they oppose the union.