Unions are mobilizing. NLRB Petitions for Union elections have risen 58% during FY 2022. Unions are on pace to reach their highest election level in a decade. Not only that, so far in FY 2022, unions are winning at a rate of 75.5%! It is not just Starbucks, Amazon, and Google. Your employees could be targeted by a Union organizing campaign. If so, would you be caught flat-footed?
Companies who successfully avoid union elections and/or win elections do so because they are proactive in their relations with employees and have a compelling message for employees about why a labor union is not in their best interest.
Now is the time to train your supervisors. Supervisors need to be trained to know the answers to basic questions:
- Why do employees join Unions?
- What can we do to thwart Union organizing?
- What are my rights as an employer in a Union campaign?
- What are the warning signs of Union organizing?
- What can I do? What can I say to employees?
A well-trained supervisory force can go a long way in limiting the effectiveness of a union’s message on your employees. Fraser Stryker’s Labor & Employment Law team offers clients 1-2 hour seminars to answer these and other questions.