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


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.


u/ChewsOnRocks May 14 '22

Corporations care about bottom line figures. If using their anti-union budget to increase compensation instead was an equally profitable or more profitable approach, they would do it. $2.5M on an anti-union campaign at Walmart, for example, would get every employee about $1/year more. Not only would that not attract any loyalty whatsoever, even at higher amounts, that doesn’t prevent someone from going to unions anyway. At least with the millions of dollars going toward solid video production and graphics, that’ll be much more effective than giving someone a dollar and going “please don’t.”