Bankrolled “Union Avoidance” Industry Faces New Scrutiny

  • Workers unionizing with the Retail Workers and Wholesale Distribution Union at an Amazon distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama, have been met with a range of tactics to dissuade them from voting for a union, including frequent text messages, paid social media advertisements, and “classes” intended to warn them against unionization. 
  • Hourly waged workers in distribution centers and factories aren’t the only ones to face sophisticated anti-union campaigns. The University of Pittsburgh, a publicly funded, “state related” university, has spent more than two million dollars on the Philadelphia-based law firm, Ballard Spahr, for legal services in their multi-year fight against the United Steelworkers. 

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