The NLRB recently issued a rule that requires most private-sector employers, whether unionized or not, to post a notice by November 14, 2011 that informs employees of their NLRA rights. (Very small employers whose operations do not affect interstate commerce are not subject to the posting requirement.) The notice must be posted in a location where the employer typically posts workplace notices, and must also be posted on a company's intranet or internet site if personnel rules and policies are customarily posted there. Employers are not required to distribute the posting by e-mail or other electronic means.
The notice, which will be available for download from www.nlrb.gov by November 1, notifies employees of their NLRA rights, including the right to form, join and assist a labor union, to bargain collectively, to discuss terms and conditions of employment with co-workers or a union, to strike and picket and to refrain from any of these activities.