Hi, my name is Tony Miller, and I am asking for your support for Hotel Workers United. After 15 years of working in hospitality, I was fired for helping hotel workers organize and unionize. A few days later, another hotel manager was fired at the hotel as part of the union-busting tactics deployed by ownership.
As a former executive leader in Virginia's largest hotel ownership group, I saw firsthand how ownership worked diligently, day and night, to grow their wealth at the expense of workers.
I have now decided to spend my time fighting for the rights of Hotel Workers in Richmond to organize effectively and demand a brighter future for themselves and their families.
Your Rights under the NLRA
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The National Labor Relations Act forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of rights relating to organizing, forming, joining or assisting a labor organization for collective bargaining purposes, or from working together to improve terms and conditions of employment, or refraining from any such activity. Similarly, labor organizations may not restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of these rights.
Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or the Act), employees have the right to communicate with other employees at their workplace about their wages. Wages are a vital term and condition of employment, and discussions of wages are often preliminary to organizing or other actions for mutual aid or protection.
The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or without a union. This protection extends to certain work-related conversations conducted on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.