While building solidarity among your coworkers can feel like a huge hill to climb, securing the election once you’ve filed with the NLRB is really the big battle and that’s when companies will come in hot with tactics to try to divide the bargaining unit — this is what we call union-busting.
Union-busting is any action by management to prevent employees from exercising their right to organize. Union busting attorneys train supervisors on what to say to persuade workers to vote down a union. The “script” doesn’t change much. Whether you are a bus driver, a nurse, a tech, or a call center worker, employers will hire union busters who will train supervisors in this anti-union script, or “playbook.”Union-Busting Playbook by Communication Workers of America
We’ve put together a quiz to test your union-busting detection skills — do you have what it takes to dig through the jargon and spot the union-busting from your employer?