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

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