In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated to Congress that "the rights of employees freely to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining should be fully protected." Problem is, in today's corporate-dominated America, that's not the reality.

According to American Rights at Work, when faced with organizing drives, 25 percent of employers illegally fire at least one pro-union worker; half threaten to close a worksite if the union prevails; and nine out of 10 force employees to attend one-on-one anti-union meetings with their supervisors.
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