Philadelphia, PA (August 22, 2013) – The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which helps victims of union coercion, just released a special legal notice geared to informing Philadelphia-area construction workers of their rights.
The Foundation issued the legal notice in the wake of extensive media reports of union violence and harassment perpetrated against Post Brothers Construction and other nonunion construction employers' work sites in the Philadelphia area. The reports allege that Philadelphia Building Trades Union militants are at the heart of this despicable activity.
The Foundation encourages Philadelphia construction workers to learn about their rights from independent sources and posted the special legal notice for workers on its website at http://www.nrtw.org .
The Foundation notes that employees have the right under federal labor law, and local criminal and civil laws, to work in an environment free from union threats, violence, and coercion. And the Foundation is offering free legal aid to Philadelphia construction employees targeted by union violence and harassment.
"The National Right to Work Foundation stands ready to defend the rights of workers who want to work to support themselves and their families free from union thuggery and intimidation," said Patrick Semmens, Vice President of the National Right to Work Foundation. "No worker should ever be forced to join or pay dues to an unwanted union just to get or keep a job."