National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Notice to IBM

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In a May 12, 2000 decision of the NLRB in a case involving IBM and East Fishkill and Poughkeepsie IBM employee union organizers. IBM lost the case and was required to post the following notice:


Posted by Order of the National Labor Relations Board, An Agency of the United States Government

The National Labor Relations Board has found that we violated the National Labor Relations Act and has ordered us to post and abide by this notice.

Section 7 of the Act gives employees these rights.

WE WILL NOT maintain, in force and effect, a rule to the extent that it would preclude employees from displaying signs on their cars while parked in company parking lots, supporting the Communications Workers of America, Local 1120, AFL-CIO or any other labor organization.

WE WILL NOT tell employees that the display of [*42] large signs supporting a union, on their cars in company parking lots constitutes a violation of company policy.

WE WILL NOT in any like or related manner interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the rights guaranteed them by Section 7 of the Act.

International Business Machines

This is an official notice and must not be defaced by anyone.

This notice must remain posted for 60 consecutive days from the date of posting and must not be altered, defaced, or covered with any other material. Any questions concerning this notice or compliance with its provisions may be directed to the Board's Office, 111 West Huron Street, Room 901, Buffalo, New York 14202-2387, Telephone 716-846-4951.

Also, here is the link to the NLRA. Section 7 and the first part of section 8 are the key sections for organizers. :rr6.wais

Rights of Employees:

Sec. 7. [Sec. 157.] Employees shall have the right to self- organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain
collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective
bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all such activities except to the extent
that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment as authorized in

Unfair Labor Practices

Sec. 8. [Sec. 158.] (a) [Unfair labor practices by employer] It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer--
(1) to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in section 7 [section 157 of this title];

Full text of ruling in Adobe Acrobat format