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How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

How the unionization process works in the US. A thread. Show more

@turtlebirb thank you for this thread. This is a dream I carry with me at all times but the task seems so incredibly huge. I live in Georgia, so not only are the labor laws incredibly hostile to workers, class consciousness is dim at best, and misinformation is rife.

Plus I’m a tired neurodivergent.

But thank you, again.

@Ethancdavenport omg i hear you. It is a big task, which is why you can't do it alone. Having a few comrades makes all the difference. Maybe even just dispelling misinformation over time would be a good starting point if you don't have any folks to discuss the possibility with.

@turtlebirb I’m always trying to think of ways to do this. Thank you for the encouragement!!

@Ethancdavenport I have a thought.

Do you think you could leave literature in your break room without anyone knowing you had done it?

@Ethancdavenport in the break room? That's some corprate bullshit.

@ajroach42 yep that’s where the time clock is so \_(ツ)_/¯

@Ethancdavenport @ajroach42 leaving literature without having laid enough groundwork first might lead to repercussions like the bosses starting an union-busting campaign too early, making it harder to convince people.

One of the most important strategies in a union campaign is called "inoculation", where you preempt anti-union messaging and tactics by predicting the bosses reactions and giving examples of anti-union behaviour from other campaigns. This gives people the critical distance required for them to dismiss or not be intimidated by the same tactics used in your workplace.

If union-busting starts before you have had the chance to lay that groundwork, there's a good chance you'll find yourself fighting an uphill battle.

@Ethancdavenport @ajroach42 Person to person is always the best approach, especially in the beginning.

@turtlebirb you’re so rad, thank you for your input.

@ajroach42

@turtlebirb @Ethancdavenport This is a great point.

I ran in to this when I was working retail. Day one, they showed an anti-union video and it said explicitly "report anyone attempting to unionize to your manager".