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You own a small contracting business, and the closest your employees have ever come to a union is wearing clothes with a union label. So you don't have to worry about disciplining or firing employees who complain about working conditions, salary, or vacations—right? Wrong. Nonunion employees may be protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which provides all employees certain rights and protections. Under the NLRA, employees not only have the right to form and join labor organizations, but they also have the right to join together informally to engage in "concerted activities." Concerted activity is basically a more informal type of collective bargaining than the kind pursued by unions for their members. Essentially, it is any action taken by