Prevent Distribution of Pro-Union Literature in the Workplace

Key Points

  • An employer may prohibit the distribution of pro-union literature in the workplace, including leaflets, handbills and other written materials.
  • Nonemployees may be prohibited from distributing pro-union literature on the employer' premises at any time, and employees from distributing such literature in work areas during both work and non-work time.
  • An employer's policy regarding distribution of literature in the workplace should be communicated to employees at the commencement of employment, and the employer should make sure that employees sign and acknowledge that they have received the policy. An employer must enforce its policy uniformly and in a manner that does not discriminate against unions and favor nonunion material.

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