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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default In Order to Grow, Does Labor Need to Shrink?

    Maybe there could be some advantages to this. If a small group organizes at a company, then the rest that have not joined the union could see the positives of having a union but I am still not sure I agree with this concept.
    For labor, the potential advantage of micro-units is that they tend to draw from those departments that have higher levels of worker support, as opposed to wall-to-wall units, which may include departments where support is lower. Therefore, they’re harder to crush during the organizing phase.
    Similarly, minority unions are relatively impervious to many of the standard techniques of union-busting, since by definition they have the support of all the workers that choose to join,

    Getting around union-busting is a big deal. Since the 1960s, companies and union-busting firms have perfected sophisticated means of fighting unionization. To counter them, unions must pour resources into a theoretical debate in which the deck is in many ways stacked against them: Unions have less access to the workers than management, must counter misinformation delivered at work through “captive audience” speeches, and face all manner of legal and illegal threats. Through the establishment of micro-units and non-exclusive locals, unions can switch tacks from these all-or-nothing organizing battles to immediately negotiating and bringing up grievances with employers, in order to win tangible gains. Once a union has thus shown workers directly what it can deliver, it may be better positioned to win a company-wide organizing campaign.
    In Order to Grow, Does Labor Need to Shrink? - Working In These Times
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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: In Order to Grow, Does Labor Need to Shrink?

    many locals will do this already, example, if redimix drivers arent on board, yet the yard workers and mechanics are ready to organize, just exclude the drivers from the bargaining unit, so they cant vote against the union.

 

 

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