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Organizing Campaigns

Do you think that there should be any limits on employer and union campaigning? Give reasons to support your answer. If you agree, what type of limits would you suggest? Why? An example would be helpful.

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1. Do you think that there should be any limits on employer and union campaigning? Give reasons to support your answer. If you agree, what type of limits would you suggest? Why?

The freedom to form a union and bargain collectively is a fundamental right, but because of loopholes and weaknesses in the law, workers in fact face enormous challenges and obstacles when they seek to exercise this basic right, such as threats, getting fired or discrimination for the employers (http://www.union1.org/oip/PDF%20Files/AFL-CIO_fact_sheet_on_worker_rights.pdf).

However, there are some established rules by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that set limits in certain areas concerning fair labor practices that put certain limits on the employer and union campaigning. In fact, once an election petition has been filed by the union, the NLRB sharply limits what management can say and do. Violating the rules is referred "to as an unfair labor practice, and the union is likely to make a complaint to the ...

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