Know Thine Enemy

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 08:43

Searching for some graphics, Googling the term “anti-union”, I came across this gem, ‘The Complete Union Avoidance Manual’.

Apparently, “this book's powerful ideas, wisdom and professional legal advice will help you successfully identify and/or defuse any union's attempt to organize your employees. You and your supervisors will be taught and guided, step-by-step, through the often confusing maze of activities that take place during a union organizing campaign.“

And just in case you still thought bosses are basically cuddly souls who have learnt to live with trade unions, “The number one maxim of union avoidance is, "you can’t lose an election you don’t have." So, forget your emotions. Union attacks can only be defeated through knowledge, strategy, legal pro-active activities and timely execution.”

Fantastic. A reminder of the sort of scum we are up against. Actually, it probably contains information on union organising techniques that would be useful for, erm, union organising. But I am not about to line their already well-lined pockets by purchasing a copy.