PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Feds Say Contractors Must Post Union Rights

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Comment | More

Contractors and subcontractors on federal projects will soon have to fully inform their employees of their union-related rights under the National Labor Relations Act, the Department of Labor says.

Beginning June 21, a new DOL rule will require subcontractors “at all tiers” of federal projects to post notice of their workers’ rights to form unions, join unions, bargain collectively, and carry out similar actions. The rule, published May 29 in the Federal Register, implements Executive Order 13496, which President Obama issued on Jan. 30, 2009.

The rule (29 CFR 471; “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws”) exempts subcontractors whose contract on the regulated project is less than $10,000.

Obama’s order was prompted by the federal government’s concern for both workers’ rights and the smooth operation of federally funded projects.

‘‘When the Federal Government contracts for goods or services, it has a proprietary interest in ensuring that those contracts will be performed by contractors whose work will not be interrupted by labor unrest,” the order said.

“The attainment of industrial peace is most easily achieved and workers’ productivity is enhanced when workers are well informed of their rights under Federal labor laws….”

Under the new rule, employees must be notified of their federal right to:

• Organize, join or assist a union;

• Bargain collectively through a union;

• Discuss terms of employment with co-workers or a union;

• Join other workers in raising work-related complaints with the employer, governing agency or the public;

• Seek and receive help from a union (under certain conditions);

• Rally, leaflet and take other actions on non-work time to improve working conditions;

• Strike and picket (unless bound by a no-strike clause), although it warns “in some circumstances, your employer may permanently replace strikers”; and/or

• Choose not to do any of these.

About one-third of the rule's public comments came from critics, many of whom contended that the notice promoted unionization by detailing so many labor-related rights. The critics also noted that an employee's right not to organize was noted only briefly, at the end of the union-related list.

   

Tagged categories: Government

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment

Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Spider, a Division of SafeWorks, LLC
Spider Solutions Catalog

The industry’s only 280-page catalog resource includes:
• in-depth product info
• 21 case studies
• safety & inspection
  checklists
• codes & regulations
Click to request a copy!


Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature
Stove Paint

• Multiple Colors.
• Prevents rust and corrosion.
• Wood Burning stoves,
fire pits, smokers.
• Aerosol, Quarts,
Gallons, 5 Gallons.


Graco Inc.
Blast with 92% less dust.

Graco EcoQuip Vapor Blast equipment performs as well as dry blasting, but reduces airborne dust up to 92%! Use less media, save money in material and cleanup. See our FREE shipping offer!


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Mohawk Garnet
Enska by Mohawk Garnet™

A safe, efficient and economical abrasive alternative to slag and sand products. More information
at 1.866.642.7638 or info@mohawkgarnet.com Email for follow up – mheilimo@mohawkgarnet.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com