What the employer cannot do during an organizing drive.
- The employer cannot in any way intimidate, coerce, threaten or use undue influence to encourage an employee not to join a union, or not to participate in union activities.
- The employer cannot threaten loss of jobs or lay-offs, to reduce or discontinue privileges, etc. if the union is certified.
- The employer cannot promise increased job security, improved terms and conditions of employment, grant additional benefits or preference, etc. if the union is not certified.
- Employees cannot be disciplined, threatened with discipline or otherwise treated improperly simply because the employee may be exercising the right to join a union and/or participate in lawful union activities.
- The employer cannot assign undesirable work to union supporters.
- The employer cannot exhibit favouritism to those employees who appear to be opposed to the union.
- The employer cannot ask employees at the time of hiring, or at anytime thereafter, whether they have signed a union card, or further, how they feel with respect to unionization.
- The employer cannot attempt to become involved in internal union affairs or attempt to infiltrate the union.
- The employer cannot make rules which have the effect of restricting employee involvement in union activities which are held outside of working hours.
- The employer cannot indicate that the employer will refuse to bargain with the union if it is certified, or otherwise refuse to recognize the union.
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