Some employers operate for years before they experience a union organizing drive. Some employers are never far away from their next organizing drive.
Whether a union organizing drive is a once in a lifetime event, or a regular occurrence for your business, one thing is certain – an organizing drive is a disruptive and often emotional experience for any business owner.
The rules that apply to union organizing drives are complex, and often run counter to common sense. A union will frequently use an employer's lack of familiarity with such rules to gain an upper hand during a union campaign.
A union will come on strong at the beginning of a drive, provoke the employer (or his supervisors) into making a mistake, and then exploit that mistake (and the liability that goes with it) to coerce the employer into doing what the union wants.
For this reason, the time to prepare for a union organizing drive is before the union contacts your employees or shows up at your office or job site.
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