The union-busting industry makes millions of dollars trying to dissuade hardworking Americans from starting unions. They want us to be intimidated and confused. They want us to forget that it is our legal and constitutional right to start a union. Period.
"Union busting is a field populated by bullies and built on deceit," wrote former union-buster Marty Levitt. "The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always attack . . . .The consultants are terrorists. Like political terrorists, the consultants’ attacks are intensely personal. . . . They invade people’s lives, demolish their friendships, crush their will, and shatter their families."
Union-busters want to operate in the shadows, but we won't let them. After all, the best disinfectant is sunlight.
LaborLab is proud to serve as a critically important union-busting watchdog organization. We host the Union-Busting Tracker to expose anti-worker campaigns and this watchlist of union-busting consultants and law firms. If you or someone you know works for an employer who hires one of this firms/consultants, please email us so we can help expose anti-worker tactics and be sure to review your Section 7 rights and Section 8 of the NLRA.
Our Union-Busting Industry Watchlist was compiled using LM-20 filings, news reports, verifiable tips, services advertised, and unfair labor practice filings. To date, we have identified 543 union-busting consultants and law firms. However, this is an evolving list. If you know of a member of the union-busting industry that should be included on our list, please email us. Similarly, if we've unintentionally misdescribed a law firm or consultant, please let us know.
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