Right to Organize

The right to organize is among the most fundamental of workplace human rights. It is the workplace expression of the right to freedom of association. Employees are entitled to work collectively on common issues. The right to organize is also the tool which is used to create many other workplace rights. For example, American workers are employed “at will” and can be fired without a legitimate reason. Union members, however, can only be fired for “just cause” because they have achieved this right through collective bargaining.

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