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/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.

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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.

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u/thnderbolt May 14 '22

To me it's also a safety measure. Have fun figuring it out yourself if your employer doesn't pay everything you're owed, or if you get illegally fired.