Frequently Asked Questions
Unit is an app and team of advisors that help you create and operate a union with your coworkers.
To be safe, we recommend not using Unit on your work computer, work phone, work wifi, work email, or during your work hours.
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you for using Unit or spy on your union during any time that you are normally allowed to take a break. For example, if you normally get lunch off, you are allowed to use Unit during this time.
Sometimes employers disregard the law, so to keep your information private, we recommend only using personal devices and non-work internet to access Unit. For example, you could go to the coffee shop over lunch or use your phone’s cellular internet instead of wifi.
If you believe your employer is monitoring your use of Unit illegally, please let us know.
The National Labor Relations Act protects most workers in the US from being fired or threatened for exercising certain rights.
You have the right to join together with other employees and to advance your workplace interests as a team. It is illegal to fire or threaten you for this.
You have some rights to privacy in teaming up. It is illegal for your employer to spy on your union, whether on the Unit app or in real life.
Coworkers have the right to ignore you and refrain from teaming up, but it is illegal for your employer to give (or promise) them favors to discourage them from joining you.
If you believe any of your rights have been violated while using Unit, please let us know.
Unit will only share your information with other coworkers who have signed a union election petition. Unit will never share your information with your manager or company management.
There is no cost to get started with Unit, or to use it for organizing your coworkers and workplace issues.
Your company is not paying us. Unit does not take payments from employers. Although we want both you and your company to be successful, we are always on your side.
If you vote to certify your union and win a contract with your employer, we charge a fee for helping you run your union. You can cancel at any time.
Not necessarily. Some people with these titles aren’t legally considered managers or supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act.
When you join or create a union on Unit, the app will help you decide if you are legally considered a manager and if you should use Unit or not.
Neither employees or managers are ever allowed to use Unit to spy on employees. Do not share information within Unit with company management.
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