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COVID-19 Information for Non-Union Workers

Are you unsafe at work?

What can you do when your employer is not adequately protecting employees from the COVID-19 pandemic? The answer is you can take action as a group.

If you are currently a CWA member or a worker in a CWA-represented workplace, check out this page for resources and information: . Everyone else, read on about your right to engage in protected concerted activities.


Protected Concerted Activity

For most private sector employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), this federal law protects you and your co-workers when you take group action (which means two or more people) to address urgent health and safety concerns with your employer.

Co-workers taking action together to address workplace issues is considered to be “Protected Concerted Activity” under federal law. Protected concerted activity means that your employer cannot lawfully retaliate against you and your co-workers for taking action together to stay safe at work. To learn more or to see if these federal protections apply to your workplace, check out these Frequently Asked Questions as well as detailed information on Protected Concerted Activity.

Click here for the overview flyer.  Click here for sample language for a group petition. 

Please fill this form out if you are concerned about working during this Coronavirus Pandemic. We will have an organizer contact you ASAP to learn about what is happening at your workplace, and to offer advice.