Employers may need to tell workers they can form a union

The National Labor Relations Board recently proposed a rule that would require employers to post a notice in the workplace informing employees of their right to form a union.

The rule hasn’t been adopted yet, but if it is, employers who fail to comply could be fined or sued for unfair labor practices.

Such a notice could conceivably have an effect in smaller workplaces – such as those with 10 or 15 workers – where a union could form quickly if a majority of employees agree to organize.