|A Union gives workers the leverage and power to bargain for better wages, benefits, and a way to address or eliminate unfair or harsh work rules. For management, however, a Union means less power and control. As a result, many employers tend to resort to both subtle and drastic measures to keep workers from thinking a Union will benefit them at all. When workers understand they have rights to form a Union they overcome management’s tactics and take the steps to improve their job for everyone. Many employers respect workers’ rights and basic freedoms to choose when it comes to Union representation but sometimes they try to get in the way. Some companies who are opposed to allowing the employees to form a union resort to various tactics to prevent organizing.
Love Tactics and Scare Tactics — While opposite in their approach, both tactics can have equally damaging affect for workers trying to make necessary improvements for them and their families.
Your employer might try to sway you from supporting a Union by saying or doing the following: