Section 149 of the Labour Relations Code makes it illegal for an employer to bully an employee “by intimidation, dismissal, threat of dismissal or any other kind of threat,” into not joining a union. Even without a union, everyone is protected under this law. If your employer breaks this law, Teamsters Union 987 can help you fight back. Similarly, the Code states that employers may not give preferential treatment to anyone who expresses negative opinions about unionizing. Ultimately, your employer is not allowed to even ask you to share your views about organizing.
A union is any number of employees who have decided they would rather negotiate their terms of work as a collective group than on their own. Teamsters Union 987 union dues are equal to approximately 2.5 hours of pay per month, and they’re tax-deductible. If you consider this small amount like insurance that protects your job security, among all of the different 987 member benefits , the nominal costs are far outweighed.