Non-union "at-will" employment
Some non-union workers think they don't need a union contract. They think the law protects them more than it does. They say, "I can take care of myself. I know my rights!" Unfortunately, they don't find out the truth until it is too late.
The truth is that non-union workers have very few legal rights. In New York State, the law says that if you don't have a contract with your employer, your boss can fire you for almost any reason or even for no reason at all. This is called "employment at-will." If your hotel is non-union, you don't have a union contract, so you are "employees at-will." This means that you have no job security. Because you don't have a contract, management has the legal right to:
Union job security
A Union contract is a legally-binding written agreement between the Union and the hotel that sets up rules management must follow.
Union contracts guarantee workers many important rights that non-union workers do not have - rights like:
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