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The Right to Engage in Concerted Activity

Learn about employees’ organizational rights under NLRA § 7, which applies to both unionized and non-unionized employees.


NLRA § 7 guarantees employees the rights:

  • to organize themselves;
  • to form, join, or assist labor organizations;
  • to bargain collectively through their chosen representatives; and
  • “to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.” 29 U.S.C. § 157.
  • Section 7 also explicitly guarantees employees the right to refrain from any of these activities.

Thus, the statute protects employees engaging in concerted activity to achieve permissible...