The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) is the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity with or without a union, or to refrain from all such activity.
In New York, the Public Employees Fair Employment Act (commonly referred to as the Taylor Law), set forth in Article 14 of the New York State Civil Service Law, defines the rights and limitations of unions for public employees.
This section is intended to provide an overview of the NLRA and the Taylor Law and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney regarding specific questions on this topic.