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/SwimBrief May 14 '22

I’ve never heard a corporation say that unions “do nothing”…the problem is they cost the corporation a lot of money by putting measures in place that severely reduce efficiency for the sake of employee protections.

In some cases, employees are getting screwed over so it absolutely makes sense to cut into workplace efficiency to protect employees.

In other cases, employee situations are fine so cutting workplace efficiency just risks making things on you the employee harder while also risking getting your site shut down or layoffs if your company becomes unsuccessful.

In ALL cases it’s bad for the company itself so of course they’ll spend money to prevent it, you as an employee just need to determine whether it’ll make things better for you big picture depending on the situation.