Mary Holden worked in the grocery industry in the upper Midwest, first as an employee and UFCW shop steward, and later as a human resources manager. Mary has seen the union’s hidden agenda from both sides of the bargaining table. For a compelling, fresh story of the real union agenda, check out our latest organizer interview here (viewing requires a username and password – to request one call 800-888-9115 or fill out the password request form).
The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center joins the Midland-based Mackinac Center Legal Foundation in fighting for independent Michigan daycare providers who are being subjected to forced unionism. Unilaterally forcing people into unions they didn’t choose and then withholding “dues” from their payments? In Michigan? Really?
These day care providers have got to be the only companies left in the state. But make sure that unions get their pound of flesh. Seriously, Michigan, you should save the money on all those full-page ads I see about your wonderful business climate.
I’m about to explain something that will make a lot of people in the labor relations industry mad. But it’s simply a fact. The most common mistake the companies make is running a “traditional” campaign. By traditional campaign I mean a campaign that is driven primarily by the written word, especially letters, handouts and posters.
The “traditional” campaign was successful in the 1970’s and 80’s, as companies began to respond more aggressively to union organizing activity. This campaign was successful for two reasons:
Unions were lazier. Fifteen years ago a union that faced employer opposition would often walk away. Even if they did go through with an election they would not put up much resistance to an employer’s campaign. Their strategy was basically to file the petition and hope for the best. Written communication was more “normal.” The other reason that the traditional campaign worked is because it was much
Continue reading How To Lose Your Union Free Election: Part 1 Running a “Traditional” Campaign
We just issued a press release on our most recent white paper. You can view the release here. You can also download a copy of the Free white paper Left of Boom.
We just issued a press release about our latest white paper, Left of Boom. You can read the press release here or you can download the white paper here.
Check out our new YouTube video on how Public Sector Employees are hurting the economy.
Watch this and other videos on our union video YouTube channel.
Interesting article about how the SEIU would rather see employees at USC University Hospital have no union representation at all then to let them participate in fair elections with the NUHW.
Check out the latest Andy Stern YouTube Video, where the SEIU takes credit for passing healthcare reform.
Watch this and others on our union video YouTube channel.
Check out the new YouTube video on new NLRB appointee Craig Becker.
Watch this YouTube video and others here.