Unfair labor practices (ULP) by the employer

The employer cannot interfere with employees’ right to organize themselves into a union. There are many other unfair labor practices that are prohibited by law. For example, failure of a new employer to recognize and bargain with the existing union representative when a majority of employees were retained by the new employer; failure of company to bargain in good faith; postponing negotiations on CBA until union withdraws union’s unfair labor charges against company.

Another ULP is proffering unlawful severance agreements to employees with overbroad confidentiality and non disparagement provisions.

Employers violate section 8(a)(1) of the Act when it discharges employees because they engage in protected concerted activities by protesting terms and conditions of their employment and when the employer discourages employees from engaging in protected concerted activities.