USW District 12: Organizing
- Welcome to District 12 Orgainizing Only through collective bargaining can employees improve the working situations for these people, not only on a daily basis but also in what they can provide for the families and their families futures. The information we are providing we think will be helpful in making the career decision about forming a Union in your work place.
- District 12 Organizing Coordinator None of the information below will be disclosed to anyone outside the union. You can contact United Steelworker District 12 Organizing Coordinator by calling (253) 351-0511 during working hours, and after hours if you leave your name and number someone will return your call.
- Why Should I Join A Union? Having a Union in your workplace is the most beneficial thing you can do to secure your future and the future of your family! Read more to find out why.
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Forming a Union Some questions are answered dealing with forming a new local union. What will be in our first union contract? Membership dues. When do we begin paying? How much are they?
- Summary of the National Labor Relations Act It is in the national interest of the United States to maintain full production in its economy. Industrial strife among employees, employers, and labor organizations interferes with full production and is contrary to our national interest. Experience has shown that labor disputes can be lessened if the parties involved recognize the legitimate rights of each in their relations with one another.
- Current District 12 Organizing Campaigns Recently finished organizing campaigns and new campaigns currently taking place in District 12.
- The Rights of Employees The rights of employees are set forth principally in Section 7 of the Act, which provides as follows:
- Law Talk from District 12 Legal Council It's always a good time to talk about our members' rights to have a union rep present whenever the boss puts them on the hot seat. This right is called the "Weingarten right" after the Supreme Court decision that announced it back in 1975.
- Weingarten Rights The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives employees the right to assistance from union representation during investigatory interviews. Although not explicit in the Act, the right was declared by the US Supreme Court in 1975 in NLRB vs. J. Weingarten, Inc.