Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

This is Card Check, This is Why We Fight

As we’ve documented, UNITE HERE officials are possibly the greatest offenders when it comes to trying to deny working Americans a personal, private vote when they decide whether to join a union. They are also, sadly, the best example of the kind of harassment and nastiness involved in organizing drives outside the supervision of the federal government. Now, in Los Angeles, more employees are vocalizing their disdain for UNITE HERE’s dirty organizing tactics.

In today’s Los Angeles Daily News, Rick Orlov reports:

The effort to unionize hotels near Los Angeles International Airport drew criticism Thursday from some employees who work there, even as union supporters announced plans to hold a demonstration today.

Several workers at the LAX Hilton challenged some of the claims made by UNITE Here in its organizing efforts at the hotel and said workers who do not want to join the union are being harassed.

“As employees of the LAX Hilton, we are tired of being bullied by UNITE Here,” the workers said in a prepared statement. “In these last two years we have been the target of a campaign not for the betterment of employees or wages or benefits, but simply to increase the union’s membership.”

For those who claim that union bosses don’t harass employees through the card check process, it’s time to check in to the Los Angeles hotel story.

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