Can professionals form a union?
Who can join a union? Any doctor who is an employee has the right to join a labor union and bargain collectively over salary, benefits, and working conditions. While most UAPD-represented doctors work in California and Washington, we are helping doctors in other states to organize unions as well.
When should you talk to a union?
You can ask for your union representative at any time before or during the investigatory interview. When you invoke your Weingarten rights, the employer must either grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives or deny the request and end the meeting immediately.
What can union help with?
- negotiate agreements with employers on pay and conditions;
- discuss major changes such as redundancy;
- discuss members’ concerns with employers;
- accompany members to disciplinary and grievance meetings;
- help members with legal and financial problems.
Which is the best union to join?
Unite the Union
How do I bring a union into my workplace?
Here’s how to get started:
- Find some coworkers you trust (and be careful who you trust) and speak to them about whether they would be interested in finding out more about starting a union.
- Contact a union organizer.
- Figure out which union is right for you.
- Form an organizing committee.
- Get a majority to sign on.
Is it worth joining a union at work?
Union members are likely to have a more secure job with better maternity, paternity, sickness and pension benefits. As a union member you are also more likely to have more paid holiday and more control over your working hours.
What happens if I don’t strike with my union?
The Union constitution provides for fines and/or assessments to be levied against any union member that either crosses the picket line or refuses to take part in strike activities. Crossing the picket line or failure to participate in the strike will result in loss of union seniority.
What laws protect unions?
The most important federal laws governing unions include the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Labor Management Relations Act (also known as the Taft-Hartley Act), and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, discussed in more detail below.