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Union-busting is a practice that is undertaken by an employer or their agents to prevent employees from joining a labor union, or to disempower, subvert, or destroy unions that already exist.
Union busting is a field populated by bullies and built on deceit. A campaign against a union is an assault on individuals and a war on truth. As such, it is a war without honor. The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always, always attack.
Martin Jay Levitt, 1993, Confessions of a Union Buster
Chapter 1 – Union Busting Play Book
Chapter 2 – The Union Organizer
Chapter 3 – Jurisdiction of the NLRB
Chapter 4 – The Appropriate Bargaining Unit
Chapter 5 – The Representation Election Process
Chapter 6 – Unfair Labor Practices
Chapter 7 – How to Conduct a Successful Counter-Union Campaign
Everything You Wanted to Know About Unions But were Afraid To Ask
Guidelines For Supervisors and Managers During a Union Organizing Effort
Sample NLRB Forms
Sample Campaign Materials
Chapter 8 – Maintaining A Non-Union Environment
Chapter 9 – Text NLRA
Chapter 10 – Union Security Agreements & States With Right to Work Laws
Chapter 11 – Glossary of Terms
With help from Marianne LeVine
POLITICO REPORTED TODAY
PERSUADER RULE MOVES TO OMB: The Labor Department sent its long-delayed “persuader rule” to the Office of Management and Budget, according to several people familiar with the matter, including a senior administration official.
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A key provision in the final rule would narrow the range of union-busting activities exempt from public disclosure under the Labor Department’s “advice exception.” Management-side attorneys who don’t deal directly with workers often use this exception, citing attorney-client privilege, to keep their anti-union activities under wraps.
But the Labor Department concluded in 2011 that its “advice exception” might be overbroad, noting that “the consultant may have devised and orchestrated certain, or even all, aspects of activities with a direct or indirect object to persuade employees about their rights to organize and bargain collectively.” OMB review is a key prerequisite for finalizing the rule. In its unified agenda released last month, the Labor Department said it hoped to finalize the regulation by March.
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)–Nov 23, 2015
After years in regulatory limbo, the Department of Labor’s final revisions to the so-called “persuader” rule have moved one step closer to publication. On December 7, the DOL’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) submitted the final rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is the final step before the rule can be published in the Federal Register. Although the DOL’s regulatory agenda had estimated this rule would be published in March 2016, given the OMB’s traditional review timetable, the measure could be released even earlier in 2016. If the final rule resembles the proposal issued in 2011, it will have a significant impact on employers.
Albany Times Union–Dec 6, 2015