Union Busting


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Union Busting

A derogatory term for the attempt to reduce the power of a labor union, or an organization designed to protect worker interests. Union busting generally is intended to allow employers to force employees to accept less favorable terms or working conditions. Union busting may involve espionage, hiring of scabs (or workers who agree not to abide by a union agreement), lockouts, or even violence. See also: Anti-unionism.
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In my opinion, choosing contractors over County employees to provide these vital services is an insult to public service workers and could be a union busting move," observed Dr.
General secretary Manuel Cortes, accused Tim O'Toole, chief executive of FirstGroup, of "turning the industrial relations clock back to the 1930s", adding in the letter: "Tim O'Toole is an American and many of his fellow countrymen would quaintly call this what it is - union busting.
Because of such market factors as economic downturns, outsourcing, advancements in technology, corporate consolidations, union busting, and more, being laid off or 'downsized' is an all too common experience for men and women in today's workforce ranging from blue collar to white color employment.
I strongly support the Democratic lawmakers' fight against union busting, which is what this bill is about.
Starbucks attorney Daniel Nash in his opening statement to the National Labor Relations Board on allegations of union busting, July 9
Terence Noonan, attorney of the Boston Archdiocesan Teachers Association, alleging that the archdiocese's decision to make its high schools independent was really union busting (Associated Press, June 4, 2004)
After nearly sixty years, union busting was again regarded as an acceptable business practice to maximize corporate profits.
That was the agenda of the '80s, of Reagan/Bush: to make our service economy more like military or religious service, a goal achieved through the official sanctioning of runaway economic injustice, increased unemployment, decreased entitlements, resegregation, union busting, urban oblivion, etc.
This proposal is nothing more than union busting," said Elizondo.
This is not about protecting taxpayer's money, it is about union busting - plain and simple.
Q: Is Human Rights Watch correct that union busting by employers is on the rise?
It would require factories that produce clothing bearing university logos to pay workers the minimum wage according to the "local law or the local prevailing industry wage," limit hours of work to no more than sixty per week, and ban child labor, slave labor, discrimination, and union busting.

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