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    1. Will you permit the union meeting to be held as scheduled tomorrow at lunch? Why or why not?
    2. What efforts can you legally take to prevent the organizing attempt? Given the information presented in the case, how successful do you think you will be?
    3. Are there any steps Hummingbird Manufacturing could have taken to keep a union representative from talking to employees in the first place? How effective would those steps have been?

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    1. Will you permit the union meeting to be held as scheduled? Why or why not?
    I have no choice but to permit a union meeting to be held as scheduled tomorrow at lunch. Employees have a right to be educated about their options, and management has no right to stop them from doing that, even if it means talking about union.

    2. What efforts can you legally take to prevent the organizing attempt? Given the information presented in the case, how successful do you think you will be?
    The only legal option I have is to prevent non-employees entering work premises. However, if one of the inside employees is organizing this information session, there is nothing that I can do to stop it. Nevertheless, there are other ways that I can control damage. This would include having an informal information session about the benefits of not having union around, or even having team leaders talk to the employees on the floor about the negative aspects of unions, such as paying union dues.

    3. Are there any steps Hummingbird Manufacturing could have taken to keep a union representative from talking to employees in the first place? How effective would those steps have been?
    There was nothing that management at Hummingbird Manufacturing could have done to keep a union representative from talking to employees in the first place. Being surrounded by unionized manufacturers, this was bound to happen. The only step that can be taken now is focusing on employee relationships and the fact that becoming unionized will change that. Most employees, especially those that have been around for a long time, don't like change, and can be great advocates for saying no to the union.

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