Protected Concerted Activity in Union and Non-Union Workplaces Overview

Examples of protected concerted activities under section 7 include:

  • Two or more employees discussing how they would vote in a union election;1
  • Two or more employees addressing their employer about improving their pay;2
  • Two or more employees discussing work-related issues beyond pay, such as safety concerns, with each other;
  • An employee speaking to an employer on behalf of one or more co-workers about improving workplace conditions; and
  • Asserting rights under the collective bargaining agreement.3
Read about a 2020 NLRB ruling.
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