There are some people who have no shame. Then there are the union chiefs who engage in anti-corporate smear campaigns. We told you recently about a Houston businessman who sued the Service Employees International Union over their dirty tactics. The Houston Chronicle had an article on the subject yesterday, and its most interesting section reported that this lawsuit is just one of a larger trend:
It’s a move more companies are taking, especially those that have been targeted by unions in “corporate campaigns” and attacked on a wide range of fronts, including environmental issues, political contributions and worker health and safety.
And some companies are winning. Last year a jury in California awarded $17 million to a health care provider that argued a union damaged its business when it implied in postcards to potential patients that it used dirty linens.
I guess there’s no reason to change a strategy when the only alternative is running a campaign based on your own record.