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Welcome to the Teamsters Local 671 Walgreens Distribution Center Organizing Drive Page

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

UNDER THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT

The NLRA guarantees the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity. Employees covered by the NLRA* are protected from certain types of employer and union misconduct. This Notice gives you general information about your rights, and about the obligations of employers and unions under the NLRA. Contact the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal agency that investigates and resolves complaints under the NLRA, using the contact information supplied below, if you have any questions about specific rights that may apply in your particular workplace.

Under the NLRA, you have the right to:

  • Organize a union to negotiate with your employer concerning your wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • Form, join or assist a union.
  • Bargain collectively through representatives of employees’ own choosing for a contract with your employer setting your wages, benefits, hours, and other working conditions.
  • Discuss your terms and conditions of employment or union organizing with your co-workers or a union.
  • Take action with one or more co-workers to improve your working conditions by, among other means, raising work-related complaints directly with your employer or with a government agency, and seeking help from a union.
  • Strike and picket, depending on the purpose or means of the strike or the picketing.
  • Choose not to do any of these activities, including joining or remaining a member of a union.

Under the NLRA, it is illegal for your employer to:

  • Prohibit you from soliciting for a union during non-work time, such as before or after work or during break times; or from distributing union literature during non-work time, in non-work areas, such as parking lots or break rooms.
  • Question you about your union support or activities in a manner that discourages you from engaging in that activity.
  • Fire, demote, or transfer you, or reduce your hours or change your shift, or otherwise take adverse action against you, or threaten to take any of these actions, because you join or support a union, or because you engage in concerted activity for mutual aid and protection, or because you choose not to engage in any such activity.
  • Threaten to close your workplace if workers choose a union to represent them.
  • Promise or grant promotions, pay raises, or other benefits to discourage or encourage union support.
  • Prohibit you from wearing union hats, buttons, t-shirts, and pins in the workplace except under special circumstances.
  • Spy on or videotape peaceful union activities and gatherings or pretend to do so.

Under the NLRA, it is illegal for a union or for the union that represents you in bargaining with your employer to:

  • Threaten you that you will lose your job unless you support the union.
  • Refuse to process a grievance because you have criticized union officials or because you are not a member of the union.
  • Use or maintain discriminatory standards or procedures in making job referrals from a hiring hall.
  • Cause or attempt to cause an employer to discriminate against you because of your union-related activity.
  • Take other adverse action against you based on whether you have joined or support the union. If you and your coworkers select a union to act as your collective bargaining representative, your employer and the union are required to bargain in good faith in a genuine effort to reach a written, binding agreement setting your terms and conditions of employment. The union is required to fairly represent you in bargaining and enforcing the agreement.

Illegal conduct will not be permitted.

If you believe your rights or the rights of others have been violated, you should contact the NLRB promptly to protect your rights, generally within six months of the unlawful activity. You may inquire about possible violations without your employer or anyone else being informed of the inquiry. Charges may be filed by any person and need not be filed by the employee directly affected by the violation. The NLRB may order an employer to rehire a worker fired in violation of the law and to pay lost wages and benefits, and may order an employer or union to cease violating the law. Employees should seek assistance from the nearest regional NLRB office, which can be found on the Agency’s

website: www.nlrb.gov.

You can also contact the NLRB by calling toll-free: 1-844-762-NLRB (6572). Hearing impaired callers who wish to speak to an NLRB representative should contact the Federal Relay Service by visiting its website at https://www.federalrelay.us/tty, calling one of its toll free numbers, and asking its Communications Assistant to call the NLRB toll free number at 1-844-762-NLRB (6572).

*The National Labor Relations Act covers most private-sector employers. Excluded from coverage under the NLRA are public-sector employees, agricultural and domestic workers, independent contractors, workers employed by a parent or spouse, employees of air and rail carriers covered by the Railway Labor Act, and supervisors (although supervisors that have been discriminated against for refusing to violate the NLRA may be covered).

Who Are the Teamsters?

We’re Working People Just Like You!

The Teamsters are working men and women are just like you – 1.4 million of us from across the United States and Canada.  We are truck drivers, warehouse employees, police officers, public employees. teachers, firefighters, nurses and many others.

What makes us different?  We’re organized.  Together we have a strong voice and build a better future for ourselves and our families.

  • We have a legally binding contract with our Employers.
  • We decide together what will be in our contracts – and we win better wages, benefits and working conditions.
  • We win respect and dignity on the job.
  • And we run our Union as a democracy – from top to bottom.

Teamsters Local 671, based in Bloomfield, CT, works in the Greater Hartford Area.  Our approximately 3600 members work as Truck Drivers, Warehouse Workers, Dock Workers, Drivers, UPS Employees, DHL Express Employees, School Bus Drivers and more.  Our Local Executive Board is run by rank-and-file workers, just like you.

Are you satisfied with the status quo?  Do you need better wages and benefits, the job security and the respect on the job that a Teamster contract can bring?

Teamsters…Making America Work for Working People

Employees At Walgreens Distribution Center Have Contacted Teamsters With Concerns About:

  • Working Conditions
  • Health Care
  • Employee Co-Pays
  • Inadequate Communication Assistance for Special Needs Employees
  • Forced Overtime on Scheduled Days Off
  • Fair Treatment and Respect for All Employees
  • Unfair Discipline
  • Safety

All These Concerns and Conditions Will Be Addressed Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Teamster Members and Walgreens

Walgreens Has Received Millions of Dollars in Corporate Tax Incentives from the State of Connecticut In Order To Provide Safe Working Conditions and Affordable Health Care But Unfortunately These Savings and Conditions Were Not Passed On To You

By Signing a Teamster Authorization Card, You Are Taking the First Step In Securing Your Future By Having A Voice In Your Workplace

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

Begin The Process – Sign A Teamster Authorization Card Today

CLICK HERE TO SIGN AN AUTHORIZATION FORM

THESE CARDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SEEN BY YOUR EMPLOYER





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