Your right to form a union, to organize your workplace, is protected by Federal Law. The Railway Labor Act is the law governing labor relations in the airline and railroad industries. Under the law, employees have the right to determine who their representative will be, without influence, interference or coercion from their carrier, its officers or agents.
Supervisors must not intimidate, coerce or interfere with you in any way for conducting such organizing activity. If this happens to you please report it to an IAM representative. Do not be confrontational or insubordinate, if you are given a direct order by a supervisor or company representative to cease certain union organizing activity, comply with that order and inform the IAM immediately.
It is illegal for the company to favor one union over another, or for one union to be given greater access or fewer restrictions for organizing activity. Again, report any such favoritism to an IAM representative.
While you are engaged in organizing activity never interfere with another employee in the performance of her or his work duties or cause a disruption in the work place. If someone does not want to talk about the union simply end the conversation politely and walk away.
When you are engaged in organizing or other union activities, you will encounter some people who do not support the union. Always respect the wishes of anyone that does not want to participate. Remember, the core value of the IAM is workplace democracy. This value means that we should allow all of our co-workers to have a fair say in the workplaces that they are part of.
Your rights in a union organizing drive are protected by the Railway Labor Act, the federal law that governs labor relations in the airline and rail industries. Management must respect your legal rights.