SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Centuries-Old Union Busting Playbook is Alive and Well
by Henry Snow
Since the days of labor agitation in the Royal Dockyards in the 18th century, employers have fought collective action by workers by keeping them separate and isolated. Modern unionization drives need to recognize and overcome this tactic.
SOURCE: The American Prospect
New NLRB Cases Seek to Overturn Anti-Worker Precedents
The new cases would address the ability of employers to force employees to attend anti-union meetings, prevent employers who committed unfair labor practices to use delay tactics to avoid recognizing a union, and close a loophole that would allow employers to refuse to recognize unions.
SOURCE: New York Times
Amazon’s Cynical, Anti-Union Attack on Mail Voting
by Craig Becker and Amy Dru Stanley
Even before the pandemic, forcing unionization elections to be held at the workplace was the equivalent of holding a political election at one party's headquarters. Workplace democracy requires allowing workers to vote by mail to decide whether to be represented by a union.
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