[quote=“ClassicalTeacher, post:9, topic:37870”]
But, there is something else that may lend a hand: the failure of unions . . . and I wound up having to quit my job in order for the harassment to stop. Useless…and complicit.
[/quote]The Unions have ALREADY failed and it’s clear to many.
But, for every ten that have suffered through the experiences you have and realize that the Unions are “useless and complicit”, there is one idiot that thinks the Unions are doing him/her a favor. That one idiot is the one that BHO and brethren highlight and parade before the unwashed masses, ignoring the ten that realize Unions are a flop. For example, that’s precisely what the Union is doing with the WalMart nonsense.
And a personal example I have myself. While maybe not as direct as yours, when I was working for a Fortune 200 company, we had many facilities where the Union tried to get in. In all cases, the employees voted to keep the Union out and stay with the company benefits and wages.
The Unions tried to sue and break in regardless of what the employees wanted. Fortunately, they were NOT successful in any of their “legal” attempts (we had a good and skilled employee/labor relations group and the same for our legal group . . . the company, for all its faults and flaws, treated the employees well and that had a lot to do with it.) But there was always that one idiot, and the Unions always tried to leverage that person.
I had occasion to fire an employee that later made a claim of age discrimination with the EEOC. Fortunately, our attorneys were on top of it, saw the potential coming, and had me tediously document everything, particularly the employee’s repeated poor performance and warnings. Plus, they discovered this employee had a long record of these capricious claims with the EEOC, all having been refused by the EEOC. The guy was a “professional” scammer, and he knew how to do the dance, fill out the EEOC forms, and had been through the drill before. Fortunately too, we didn’t have a Union to deal with, and indeed he would have made the ideal Union member.
As our attorneys suspected, I was deposed, and blew them out of the water with documentation.
We need to do better at publicizing that majority that is fed up with the Unions. If the opposition highlights that one idiot, we need to blast the airwaves with the ten that will rebut that single idiot’s claims, AND rebut them strongly, dramatically, and directly. Fight fire with fire applies here.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Take the gloves off. That “soft touch” I referred to before in this thread, involves walking a fine line between drama and subtlety.