September 12, 2011
By Harry Kelber
A new rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requires employers to put posters on their bulletin board that clearly informs their employees of their right to unionize. The new rule goes into effect on Nov. 14. They do not cover agriculture, rail and airline employees.
Under the new regulation, businesses would have to display notices that explain the right to bargain collectively, to hand out union literature, and to work together to improve wages and conditions free of retaliation.
Business groups were quick to criticize the new regulation, which, they said, were part of the Board’s pro-union tilt under President Obama. Business groups also expect the Board to issue a decision shortly that would make it easier to unionize specific industries.