I usually will not write an article or update except to describe new tactics or to promote employee advocacy. However, I felt the need to give a brief update on what we are experiencing in the new organizing era as it pertains to union drives. So many of the union tactics are underground, we sometimes…Details
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We hear it so often lately. “We knew there were problems but we didn’t know that the workers were going to union meetings.” When the company leasts expects, the petition hits. This occurs in almost every case that we have ever been involved in. But the problem cascades from there. The employees have kept the campaign…Details
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As the changing in union organizing seems to be leaving companies passing the buck to the shortened election periods, I couldn’t personally agree more with my colleague as she stated, “stop spending time thinking about the ambush rules, and start changing to overcome it.” But it is like we have stated for the past year,…Details
Since the ambush election rule has kicked in, we have seen more and more union victories, especially in healthcare, specifically hospitals and medical centers. First lets address the “ambush” rules. This rule limits the time frame to probably a maximum of 28 days (the most we have seen since April of 2015). The first obstacle…Details
From the early days of union life, whoever opposes the union is labeled a union buster. Most of us went into union life to fight for the cause. More than the cause was the fight for the worker. It was employee advocacy that we were fighting for. With that being said, I left the union…Details
For years, there have been many methods to scare, intimidate or just clearly take advantage of the workers who speaks little to no english. We often refer to this as “workplace english.” This means that they speak and understand enough english to do the job but nothing past that. This becomes a problem from the…Details
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has gone into the spying business, apparently. According to PhillyMag.com, Philadelphia’s IBEW Local 98 has three drones that it is now using to video non-union workers at non-union construction sites. “In early January, John Dougherty‘s IBEW Local 98 union held alarge protest in front of the old Parker Spruce…Details
While it is a great concept to have an employee of the month, most of the programs in companies believe this will foster a challenge for all employees to compete for that recognition. During the challenge, it would be expected that all employees achieve higher standards in an attempt to be acknowledged. While many programs…Details
Shopping Kart Food Market, Inc. , 228 N.L.R.B. 1311 The union will tell you “misleading campaign propaganda” because the NLRB does not think employees are “naïve” enough to believe all that they are told in the course of a union election campaign. The above decision was one of many that explained why the union can…Details
In the next series of articles, we will be covering the internal strike rules and actions of unions, by following their own words These rules are seldom, if ever, seen by the membership and most likely most business agents and organizers do not see them unless they are involved in the actual strike and contract…Details