Union-Busting Report for February 12, 2021

Union-Busting Report

Lots to digest in today’s Union-Busting Report and lots about Amazon — no surprises there. The union-busting efforts in Pittsburgh are also starting to get the attention they deserve.

In ‘Particularly Cruel’ Act, Maine Hospital Vaccinates Out-of-State Union-Busters as Vulnerable Residents Forced to Wait
…want a union to speak for them,'” Nemitz wrote. “Reliant Labor Consultants lists among its services ‘avoiding a union‘ and … leading the union drive at Maine Medical Center, denounced Caron’s decision to vaccinate out-of-state union-busters as well…
‘Fear was their main tactic’: How the forces of labor have been crushed — and how they can be protected
…propel unionbusting to a new level. Google not only electronically spied on workers it suspected of having union… The legislation will enable prospective union members to vote on union representation on neutral sites instead of…
Amazon is fighting hard to stop warehouse workers from unionizing
…Store Union (RWDSU). Just getting to this point was a major victory considering the aggressive union busting by the … into a union shop, nor can they be required to pay dues. Complementing its heavy-handed in-person unionbusting efforts is…
Behind Amazon’s ‘most Aggressive Anti-union Effort’
…deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon’s unionbusting efforts indicate just how important the vote is, writes … Store Union (RWDSU). Just getting to this point was a major victory considering the aggressive unionbusting by the…
Former FBI Officials Tapped for Amazon’s Growing Security Apparatus
…through a range of tactics, using common unionbusting strategies while keeping its more aggressive investments under wraps… The company is now facing its biggest union push since 2014. On February 8, the National Labor Relations Board began…
Former FBI Officials Tapped for Amazon’s Security Apparatus
…through a range of tactics, using common unionbusting strategies while keeping its more aggressive investments under wraps… The company is now facing its biggest union push since 2014. On February 8, the National Labor Relations Board began…
How a ‘powerhouse’ reached the brink of collapse and a new owner’s plan to rebuild
The unions no longer represent employees at Easton Hospital. “This is clear union busting,” Lorah said. “When you throw out all the union employees, or at least the majority of them, that’s union busting.” The hospital was down to about 375…
San Diego City Council Takes Cautious Approach Toward Ambulance Contract
Keith Maddox, executive secretary-treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, said Falck was “notorious” for union busting and had a poor labor record. He urged the committee to “not gamble” with lives and livelihoods. An AMR…
Controversial right-to-work legislation clears one hurdle
But opponents say it is “right-to-work-for-less,” union busting in favor of executives and investors, and un-American … unions to receive for free the benefits union members pay for through their dues, creating division in the workplace. But…

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USW calls on University of Pittsburgh to drop anti-union attack on faculty, grads
that the university has paid more than $2 million on union-busting attorneys in recent years. The university paid Philadelphia ‘union avoidance’ firm Ballard Spahr nearly $900,000 during the fiscal year that ended June 30 to help the university…
Grad union organizers criticize lack of no-questions-asked funding extension amid pandemic
Union organizers have also criticized the more than $2 million that Pitt has paid to “union avoidance” law firm Ballard Spahr in recent years. With no direct response to the petition, GSOC published an open letter to Provost Cudd, Chancellor…
A brief guide to Morgan Lewis, Amazon’s anti-union law firm at Bessemer, Alabama
…in so-called union avoidance activities. Here are 10 important facts about Amazon’s anti-union law firm. 1. Morgan Lewis … president. Morgan Lewis’s background in union avoidance activities, and its connections at the Trump NLRB, made it an…