Know Your Rights

It is important to know your rights so you can tell if your employer is following the law. There are several state and federal laws that offer protections to workers. State and federal health and safety laws protect all workers, regardless of immigration status.

Unionized workers have the right to bargain over changes in working conditions, such as those that may result from renovations at their workplace or a new work process that exposes workers to chemicals or other hazards. Although unions may not have the right to bargain over the substance of renovation plans or the decision to implement a new work process, they do have the right to bargain over the impact of those changes on their unit members.

There are several state and federal laws that offer protections to workers (See below for the Worker's Rights Fact Sheet). All workers have the right to information about dangers in the workplace and to speak up about unsafe conditions without being punished. All workers have the right to file for workers compensation, if you've been injured or made sick at work.

Go: Basic Worker's Rights
Download: Worker's Rights Fact Sheet