Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Employers Getting in the Way of an Organizing Campaign? Sue ’em!

As if our court system isn’t backlogged enough, some union organizers are using litigation as a scare tactic against employers in union organizing campaigns. Even when the case against an employer has no merit, the damage to employers has been done:

In many cases, the union withdraws a lawsuit before any decision on the merits is reached because its organizing goals have been realized. Even when lawsuits have little or no merit, the legal actions may succeed in distracting the employer by forcing it to incur immense legal fees and expend large amounts of time defending the suit, and by damaging the company’s reputation and threatening its business.

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