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  • 1. Union Avoidance:
    Unions Tear Companies Apart
  • 2. UNIONS
  • 3.
  • 4. NO UNIONS
  • 5. We will do everything we can!
  • 6.
  • 7. NO Secret Ballot Vote
  • 8. An arbitrator writes terms of first contract, to extent company and union could not reach agreement
  • 9. All employees will be Stuck in the Union without choice!
  • 10. Could NOT be Competitive for 2+ Years
  • 11. Union also could decide to promote a strike
  • 12. Strikes are not inevitable, but strike would still be the union’s main weapon in bargaining
  • 13. Union membership has continually declined over the last 70+ years.
  • 14. 9 out of 10 do not belong to a union.
  • 15. U.S. Union MembershipPrivately Held Organizations
    Percentage
    Year
    Sources: BNA & DLR
  • 16. Teamsters
    • 1987 – 2008 Membership loss of about ½ million!
    • 17. Millions of dollars in lost annual dues income
  • Depends on our ability to provide economical and reliable service
    Depends on our ability to be and remain competitive
  • 18. Unions will NOT help us be SUCCESSFUL.
  • 19. Unions Do NOT Provide or Guarantee Job Security
  • 20. Many Companies had to CLOSE.
  • 21. Teamsters Paid Membership (1987 -2007)
    NOTE: Numbers Reflect Membership as reported
    by the Union in their annual LM-2 Reports.
    Source: Department of Labor LM-2 Reports (1987-2008).
  • 22. Johnson Trucking
  • 23. McLean Trucking
    Lincoln Times – News January 13, 1986
  • 24. Pilot Freight, 1989
  • 25. PIE, 1991
    The Charlotte ObserverAugust 21, 1991
  • 26. Consolidated Freightways
    The Wall Street JournalSeptember 2, 2002
  • 27. Union takes over employees’ freedom to speak for themselves
  • 28. Unions prevent management from talking directly to employees.
  • 29. ALL employees go under the union’s exclusive control—even if they do not join and pay dues.
  • 30. Employees must get clearance from the union to bring to management any significant job-related issues
  • 31. Union losing money with declining membership dues each year.
  • 32. Union losing money with declining membership dues each year.
  • 33. Unions must have money to operate & they get money by taking YOUR money.
  • 34. CAUTION
    Union can guarantee NO improvement in wages, benefits or other terms of employment – they can only ASK.
  • 35. Law states that companies only have to negotiate in good faith.
  • 36.
    • Unions can only ASK
    • 37. Companies have the right to say “NO.”
  • Possible Results:
    1. GAIN
    2. LOSS
    3. NOTHING
  • 38. A contract may NEVER be reached.
  • 39. Strikes are not inevitable, but are the union’s main weapon in bargaining
  • 40. Outcome of negotiations often decided by pushing and shoving
  • 41. If employees go on strike:
    • Paycheck would STOP
    • 42. No unemployment check
    • 43. They can be replaced, possibly permanently
  • Union willpromote a strike if they think it would serve their purposes
    Strikes can cause serious economicharm to employees
    Teamsters have one of the worst strike records of any union today
  • 44.
    • A union may try to come to your home
    • 45. If union ever comes to your home:
    • 46. You do not have to talk with them
    • 47. It would be your right to ask them to leave
    • 48. If they don’t leave, they are trespassing
  • A union may try to contact you via the internet:
    • Social Networks: Facebook, MySpace, etc.
    • 49. Blogs
    • 50. Twitter and other micro-blogging platforms
    • 51. Podcasts
    • 52. Videos
    • 53. Mobile Phones & Text Messages
  • Union Card
    The 1st Step.
    Legal Document.
    May not be retrievable.
  • 54. Depends on YOU
  • 55. Our future depends on economics
    and our ability to compete
  • 56. A union will not help us be competitive,
    only divide us

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