Step 5: Prepare for the Employer Campaign


  • Preparing workers for what to expect from their employer is critical and must be done very early in the campaign.  Here’s a checklist of what to tell workers to expect:
  • Employer will hire a “consultant” a.k.a. “union buster”
  • Supervisor informal chats and speeches prepared by union buster
  • Letters, leaflets and memos from employer often signed by upper management
  • Love letters—just give us another chance
  • Ugly letters—will paint very disparaging and often untruthful “facts” about the union
  • “Vote No” Committees—group of employees, often put up by management, to “save” the company from the union
  • Captive Audience Meetings—employees may be required on paid time to attend meetings where management delivers a speech prepared by union buster, often in the guise of just providing “unbiased information “ or “education” to employees so they’ll “know all the facts”
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Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees) strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO.  OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

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