EWOC Training Series

I stated that we would post the EWOC meeting notes here (when appropriate). The training covered many fundamental things about organizing in your workplace. All the meetings are available online, as well as supplemental material.

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At the most recent meeting, there was a presentation given by the folks from Labor Lab (resource page here).

The primary topic of discussion centered on the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), which mandates reporting requirements for employers.

Specifically, the LMRDA requires employers to disclose any persuader activities. This means employers must report any agreements made with “labor relations consultants” (often referred to as union busters), who are hired to influence employees regarding their rights to organize and bargain collectively.

Labor Lab compiles this information and assists unions and workers attempting to organize by putting it to strategic use. Most union busters aim to operate discreetly, as their anti-union rhetoric is less impactful when workers are aware of their previous clients and the earnings they have received. This transparency played a role in the Amazon Labor Union’s victory.

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