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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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Curry convincingly makes the case that The Irish Worker cartoonist notorious in his day for savage caricatures of Dublin MP, businessman, and union buster William Martin Murphy as well as the Dublin police who enforced labour lock-outs deserves such attention in his own right.
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one of the firms described by union leaders as a union buster.
He had spent years studying in Argentina, Panama, Peru, and the United States; spoke English fluently; and was even on the payroll of Standard Fruit, working for them as a union buster.
Second, management will be accused by the union of employing a "notorious union buster," thereby wasting resources that should be going to compensate union members better.
Martin Levitt, a former Modern Management employee who authored the memoir Confessions of a Union Buster, describes the company's strategy as "corporate terrorism.
As a well-known lifelong union buster, Smith has a disgraceful record of stripping workers of their most basic rights to organize and fight for a living wage.
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However, in this round of bargaining, union buster Michael Zinzer is representing the Scripps paper, and has filed federal litigation to overturn the provision.
According to Novak, the workers had to contend with union busters throughout their organizing campaign and attend mandatory company meetings.

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