Each employee shall have the right to form, join, or assist any labor organization, or to refrain from any such activity, freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal, and each employee shall be protected in the exercise of such right. Except as otherwise provided under this chapter, such right includes the right-
5 U.S.C. § 7102
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 7102, Pub. L. 89-554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 523, related to right of employees to petition Congress, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 95-454. See sectionof this title.
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95-454 set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note under sectionof this title.
PARTIAL SUSPENSION OF FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONSPar. (2) of this section suspended with respect to any matter proposed for bargaining which would substantially impair the implementation by the United States Forces of any treaty or agreement, including any minutes or understandings thereto, between the United States and the Government of the host nation, see section 1(b) of Ex. Ord. No. 12391, Nov. 4, 1982, 47 F.R. 50457, set out as a note under sectionof this title.