You Do Not Have to Work Behind a Double Gate
Good Union Members Respect Picket Lines

A good union member is extremely careful when confronted with a picket line situation. When a picket line is established on a job where he is working:

  • He does not talk.
  • He does not hang around near the job.
  • He reads the picket sign as he leaves.
  • He knows that once a picked line is established, his business agents and other union officials are legally gagged and handcuffed from giving advice pertaining to that job. They can only tell him if the picket line is authorized.
  • He does not allow himself to be drawn into conversations with anyone at the job site.

A Good Union Member Knows His Rights

  • He has the right not to work behind any picket line.
  • He has the right to decide for himself whether to walk off a job being picketed.
  • He understands the his trade may be under attack next.
  • He knows that a two-grade system means a picket line and he has the right not to work, no matter how many gates the employer sets up.

Put this card in your wallet, refer to it when in doubt. Know your rights. And be prepared ahead of time to react to picket lines.

IF IN QUESTION ABOUT PICKETS, DON’T CALL YOUR BUSINESS AGENT

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Which side are you on?

Picketing has been described by the Supreme Court as “the working man’s means of communication.” A picket is a message to you that some of your fellow workers are engaged in a labor dispute and need your help. It is your constitutional right as an American citizen to decide how you will respond to the picket. Under the law your union cannot help you make that decision. You can seek guidance only from your own conscience and then decide. 

“Which Side Am I On?”

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