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Working people expect and deserve a safe, healthy and fair environment at work. Over the years, local, state and the federal government have enacted a number of laws to ensure basic rights for most employees. These include anti-discrimination, minimum wage, safety standards and the right to family and medical leave.
SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 can help answer your questions about workplace issues and conditions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Rights at Work is a booklet that has more information about your rights and who you can contact if you feel your rights are being violated. Click here to download AFL-CiO booklet (PDF).
Right to representation – Union members have an important and additional right to on-the-spot representation in any situation that could potentially result in disciplinary action.
Employees covered by union contracts have additional rights beyond those of unrepresented employees.
SPEEA contracts include a “Just Cause” provision for releasing employees.
Only a labor union contract, jointly agreed to by employees and management, can guarantee wages, benefits, conditions of employment and the employer's obligations and responsibilities.
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Signed into law July 5, 1935, the NLRA established the national labor policy for employer and employee relationships.
The NLRA guarantees employees can:
Enforcement of the law does not happen by itself!
SPEEA recommends talking to a union representative to learn more about your rights before engaging in organizing activities at work.
If you suspect your rights have been violated, document the incidents and activity and contact SPEEA.