Monday, January 8, 2007

Chilling Statistics on the Firing of Union Supporters in the USA

According to researchers John Schmitt and Ben Zippere, 20% of workplace union activists can expect to be fired as a result of their support for organizing. Read all about it in "Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns".

"Aggressive actions by employers -- often including illegal firings -- have
significantly undermined the ability of U.S. workers to unionize their
workplaces. With the legal penalties for such actions being so slight, employers
can break the law to head-off organizing efforts and face almost no real