Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Show this story to your employees who start clamoring for a union

When a labor union is engaged in organizing your employees, you are allowed to present facts to your employees to attempt to convince them to vote union "no." Here's a big ol' fact for you to file away if the need ever arises.

According to the EEOC's suit [against Teamsters Union Local #455], in September 2020, during a meeting between the male business agent and a female UPS supervisor, he asked others to leave the office where he then cornered her at her desk, propositioned her for sex in the office with the blinds closed and doors locked, ran his hand up her thigh, and proceeded to spread his legs and touch his private parts in front of her.

Over the next day and a half, the UPS supervisor reported the incident to UPS officials and filed a charge with the Boulder Police Department. The Teamsters' business agent pled guilty to the criminal charge in Boulder County Court.…

Teamsters had been previously aware of similar conduct by the business agent, who is supervised by the union president. Teamsters failed to take appropriate remedial measures despite being placed on notice of two prior incidents against women, the EEOC said.
"The law requires employers as well as labor organizations to refrain from creating or allowing a hostile work environment in the workplace," says Regional Attorney Mary Jo O'Neill of the EEOC's Phoenix District Office. She adds, "Unions are not exempt from the requirement to prohibit their agents from engaging in sexual harassment."

When union organizers start telling your employees about how they will make their lives and their jobs better, show them this story and ask them how.