For years, companies have denied they have an organized plan designed to make their workplaces union-free or to keep unions out.
On Friday, NABET-CWA Local 54 in San Diego, California uncovered documents given to their executive board by a unidentified McGraw-Hill executive doing just that.
On its union website, the local posted a week-by-week activity list, to be executed by McGraw-Hill managers & executives prior to a de-certification vote.
Among the activities, they include a “voter assessment” of each employee, which included racial profiling of the employee, how the Company believes the employee will vote and a tactic of “fear”, which can be used against them.
KGTV, which is owned by McGraw-Hill, has not had an agreement with NABET-CWA Local 54 in over three years. Negotiations came to a standstill on March, 2006; when management presented the union’s negotiating committee with a “last, best & final” offer.
That offer was overwhelmingly turned down by Local 54’s membership at a ratification meeting a week later.
Soon after, KGTV implemented parts of the offer and Local 54 began an aggressive mobilization campaign. KGTV & McGraw-Hill has squandered an estimated $5 million over the last 3 years on union-busting.
This shameful behavior on the part of management is not in the least surprising. Companies have denied a written game plan to prevent workers the chance to have unions at work.
This newly discovered document proves it exists!