“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin
All too often, employers are afraid to talk to their employees about unions. However, talking with employees about unions is NOT unlawful, as long as it is done legally and carefully. Here’s how…
For many union-free employers around the nation, talking to their employees about unions can be an angst-ridden decision.
However, it does not need to be.
Union-Free employers DO have a legal right to talk to employees about unions, as long as they Don’t S.P.I.T.—that is, DO NOT spy on employees, make promises to employees, interrogate employees, or threaten employees.
In this episode of Union Free Radio, LaborUnionReport.com editor and UFR host Peter List shares what is commonly known as the basic ‘DOs & Don’ts‘ of engaging with employees about unions and labor law (see Legal Disclaimer below), as well as some practical pointers.
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Related articles and materials in this post:
- Union Free Radio, Ep. 5: Here’s A Simple, Six-Step Recipe For Staying Union Free
- What can management do during a union campaign?
- What is an unfair labor practice by management?