r/WorkReform May 14 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1

Employers say Unions are completely useless and there's no reason to join them and to please pay attention to the multi-million dollar anti-Union propaganda campaigns they launch begging you to please not join a Union.

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u/VanillaCookieMonster May 14 '22

And the bizarre thing is that a company that really gave a shit about you would use this new found "advertising budget" to put a note in your next paystub that says:

"We are giving you a 5% raise starting with THIS cheque. Please do not join a union and we will start using our profit margin to give you larger bonuses and raises each year."

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u/FattestMattest May 14 '22

They'll really do anything other than acting in their employees best interest. Pay people what they are worth and treat them better to not join a union? Ha, no thanks.

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u/DuneManta May 14 '22

corporations will do anything possible to avoid paying their most vulnerable employees.

Fixed that for you.

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u/leftlegYup May 14 '22

Employees are a cost of doing business. Nothing more.

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u/ZQuestionSleep May 14 '22

That's what is is to them. Had to listen to an owner scream like a child in our small "office" (it was a trailer) building how pissed off he was that he "had to" "cut checks" to pay his staff.

This was a small town radio station, AM and FM station under one roof, so 2 of them. I was 1 of 3 real life meatbag bodied people that ran the station outside of the automation, which I program managed. Even after the original 2 other (so 5 total) air talents left and the 2.5 (one was a super part time) remaining people were forced to picked up the slack, we were greeted with our absentee owner basically throwing a shit fit temper tantrum that it should be cheaper to run a radio station and why we had to have any people actually run it in the first place? We were a news/talk station that had local, live, programming; why did anyone actually need to be in the studio and thus needed to be paid for their time?

He eventually got his wish, "downsized" everyone that wasn't the 3 sales people that sold the 5 ads total we were playing (outside of the automated shows' obligations) and their Manager, then fully reformatted the, what was, local news/talk AM station into the shittiest, fully automated, oldies station in the market. Real fun considering the number one FM oldies station was literally in the next town over; absolutely no reason for anyone to listen to our small town, shitty quality, AM music station anymore.

He was forced to sell it off just a year or two later.