A new offensive has been launched in the labor war that has come to the commercial moving industry.

Teamsters Local 814, along with their employers in the commercial-moving industry and other local labor organizations, began an advertising blitz Monday and released a letter from elected officials to discourage businesses from hiring nonunion or pseudo-union commercial movers.

Lawmakers cannot prevent companies from using any mover they want, but public pressure has worked before: In 2012, Mount Sinai Hospital reversed its decision to hire a commercial mover that did not use the Teamsters after Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito publicly referred to the newly formed Local 1212 as a "union in name only." The Teamsters and their allies have complained for several years about groups forming with the veneer of traditional unions but not the pay and benefits packages that union members typically enjoy.

There is no lobbying nor legislative effort underway, though. A spokesman for the union declined to share the budget for the campaign, which includes print and online advertisements in Crain's and The Real Deal.
Teamsters launch effort to stem growth of nonunion commercial movers | Crain's New York Business