Like used car salesmen, union organizers can make false promises to employees in during a unionization campaign. Unfortunately, as an employee, you are expected to know that union organizers can mislead you.
In fact, in several major cases, the National Labor Relations Board has affirmed that unions can...
Promise wage increases and better benefits, even though they have no actual power to guarantee those things, because those promises are considered mere “pre-election propaganda.” Shirlington Supermarket, Inc., 106 N.L.R.B. 666 (1953).
Issue “misleading campaign propaganda” because the NLRB does not think employees are “naïve” enough to believe all that they are told in the course of a union election campaign. Shopping Kart Food Market, Inc. , 228 N.L.R.B. 1311 (1977).
Tell employees that if the union wins, they can make more money, even if that is not necessarily true, because “employees generally understand that a union cannot automatically obtain benefits by winning an election, but must attempt to achieve them through the collective-bargaining process.” Wolfrich Corporation, dba Thrifty Rent-A-Car 234 N.L.R.B. 525 (1978).
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