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 the same news statement, Derige disclosed that the union busting at the Kor Landa was 'certainly not the first time that such a tactic-abducting workers before a scheduled certification election and forcing them to listen to anti-union lectures-was employed by locators at MEPZ.
Aguilon stressed that the company behind the popular carbonated soft drink cited the new tax law "as a facade for their union busting despite having no evidence yet of the decline in sales due to the excise tax on sugary and sweet beverages.
Carl Olalo of the KMU Southern Mindanao commented that while President Duterte has been working on his campaign promises especially for the worker's sector, labor violations like mass dismissals, union busting and unfair labor practices have persisted and have been documented lately in the Davao region.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "These documents, issued in error by the company, expose a hidden agenda of union busting, job cuts and attacks on safety that RMT always said was at the heart of this dispute.
In this article, I chronicle the robust tradition of presidents and presidential hopefuls using union busting to advance their political careers.
MUA assistant national secretary Warren Smith accused Hutchison of adopting "textbook union busting tactics" via a secret company project dubbed Phoenix Rising.
Ira Aronin: "Unions can be corrupt like any organization, but the increasing gap between the very wealthy and the working stiffs can be tied directly to union busting and the decline of unionized labor in this country.
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.
Union officials charge that the group's ''desperate'' campaign is aimed at union busting, not worker freedom.
Furthermore, as Rafeef Ziadah argues in this book: "If we are to wage an effective fight back against neoliberal policies such as privatisation, lay-offs and union busting, then all unions must also stand with workers struggling against oppression internationally.
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.
Union busting is alive and well (page 34), and Big Brother may be watching you in your classroom (page 30).

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