One of the most powerful weapons in a union's arsenal to use against targeted workers is the Union Home Visit.
If you and your co-workers are targeted by a union, you should exptect to be visited at home by the union because it is a union organizerís most effective method of getting you to sign a union authorization card. [For more about union authorization cards, go here.]
Unless a union has a "union mole" on the inside of the company, from the union's perspective, the difficulty with home visits comes from not knowing whom to visit.
As a result, union organizers will often deploy variety of "inventive" tactics to discover the names and addresses of a few employees and build a list of the rest of the workforce from there.
In fact, it is not uncommon for union organizers to rummage through a company's trash (also known as Dumpster Diving) to collect data on the company and the employees, as well as to actually trespass during off hours. In many cases, unions will use their union moles to "lift" employee names from company bulletin boards.
In some cases, union organizers will use false identities to come onto jobsites or to introduce themselves to employees in order to gather information needed to begin the home visit process.
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