What you need to know about findhelp's union busting - LaborLab

What you need to know about findhelp's union busting

findhelp is an Austin-based tech company dedicated to connecting those in need with social welfare services, but that's not stopping it from union busting.

Here's what you need to know:

  • On its website, findhelp says it's all about connecting "people to the help they need with dignity and ease." When it comes to its own employees, it's a different story.
  • findhelp has reportedly hired Spartan Solutions, a union busting firm with a "proven strategy guaranteeing your company is never left exposed..." whatever that means. 
  • findhelp's paid union busters are conducting captive audience meetings, which have been called a “license to coerce." More about captive audience meetings here
  • Sparta Solutions was named in an unfair labor practice (ULP). You can read the entire NLRB judgement here.
  • Sparta Solutions has yet to file a Form LM-20 disclosing the nature of their contract with findhelp. Under current labor law, union busters hired to meet with workers must disclose it.
  • In fact, Sparta Solutions (aka SPARTA, Inc.) has only filed two Form LM-20s with the U.S. Department of Labor in the last couple of years. An impossibly low number for such seasoned "experts." However, it does prove findhelp's union busters are aware of the law and can't claim ignorance.
  • It's hard to imagine a world in which Sparta Solutions isn't intentionally violating the law by refusing to comply with the disclosure rules. You can learn more about the union busting industry, disclosure, and why it all matters here: https://laborlab.us/lm20faq





Published February 16, 2023