ICYMI: Union Busting at Federal Agencies, Tesla Continues Union Busting, Facebook workers win union election,
|Michael Sainato||Jul 5, 2019|
Workers at the Social Security Agency are blowing the whistle on the Trump Administration pushing anti-union executive orders that violate the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/03/social-security-agency-union-contract-trump-administration
Facebook bikeshare workers at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA voted to join the Transport Workers Union this week, despite captive audience meetings and anti-union pressure from management https://shadowproof.com/2019/06/11/facebook-bikeshare-workers-organize-against-anti-union-campaign/
Tesla faces more claims of firing workers for union organizing. Six Tesla workers at their Buffalo, NY plant recently filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board for the firings. The charges also include allegations of illegal surveillance.
In March 2019, Tesla had to post flyers outlining workers’ rights to organize as part of a NLRB settlement over previous union busting charges.
Last year, I reported several cases of workers being fired for union organizing, including one case where a Tesla supervisor admitted to being directed by his superiors to change a union organizer’s performance review scores to justify termination.