The current Presidential administration has a longstanding reputation of being pro-union, but over the past year, they have made a strong push to overturn 50 years of labor law and turning the tables against employers by giving labor unions a tremendous advantage during representation campaigns. They have also shown signs that they intend to keep up their “good work” throughout this administration’s remaining months.
What does diversity have to do being union-free? True diversity is about much more than obvious characteristics such as race and gender. Unions know this, and take advantage of what actually motivates employees to drive a wedge between workers and management.
Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants recently handled one of Michigan’s first Quickie Elections. It was an educational experience as, despite how prepared we were for the campaign, the Board (NLRB) still managed to throw several curve balls our way.
Managers and supervisors often make critical mistakes before, during,and after union campaigns and union activity that violate the National Labor Relations Act. These mistakes not only lead to costly litigation, but also tend to lead to decreased levels of morale and productivity. Fortunately, these mistakes also serve as lessons that others may learn from.