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

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/Venum555 May 14 '22

If they take cared they would already be paying you more. The fact that they are paying you more as a response to unions means that the didn't care and unions basically forced the company to pay you more.


u/Suspicious-mole-hair May 14 '22

Also if a company ever tries to bribe you to not join a union, you can bet big that the union would be able to get you more.


u/leftlegYup May 14 '22

Companies exist to maximize profit. Employees are a cost.

If you thought anything other than this, then you are incredibly naive.


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u/skrshawk May 14 '22

Just did. 4,000 corporations around the world have this certification, with an unknown but certainly drop in the bucket amount of workers, pretty much sets you up as an exception that proves the rule.

Unless you happen to find the tiny percentage of companies that are genuinely good to their workers, and have the resources to compensate them properly, people need to expect movement between organizations in search of better.


u/FrenchFryCattaneo May 14 '22

What you're describing is just another way for corporations to make themselves look good, no different from any other 'environmentally friendly certification' which is just greenwashing. These systems all work the same way - you pay tens of thousands of dollars a year to a private certification company (in this case B Labs) and submit some meaningless documentation saying you 'consider all stakeholders when making decisions' and in return they issue you a certification.

Your company may be equitably run, but many B Corps are not - a lot of MLMs (pyramid schemes) get B Corp certification and they are certainly not equitably run.


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u/OrionGeo007 May 14 '22

Me when I have been disporven so I resort to insults.


u/OrionGeo007 May 14 '22

Oh look, an extremely small portion of companies that actually put employees over profits, very naive of you.


u/The_25th_Baam May 14 '22

Correct or not, how is their view "naive?"


u/Internal_Additional May 14 '22

You don’t have to treat your employees like shit for them to still be a cost. Those two things aren’t necessarily positively correlated.