Big Labor's Latest How-To-Guide


Posted by Jon Mahaffey on Monday, July 18th, 2011, 2:06 PM PERMALINK


An arm of Big Labor - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – was recently exposed for publishing a manual produced to maintain a tyrannical grip on U.S. companies and workers. 

In a lawsuit against SEIU alleging extortion, the discovery process forced SEIU to relinquish its Contract Campaign Manual. Big Labor will do just about anything to stay afloat, however SEIU’s manual suggests everything from criminal activities to defaming employer’s families to obtain new members.

The overall goal of the Contract Campaign Manual is to apply pressure on companies to agree to take away the secret ballot for employees in union-organizing elections via card check. In addition, the manual takes aim at companies First Amendment rights by forcing employers to restrict their own speech on union issues so that workers will not get both sides of the story on unionization.

Vincent Vernuccio of Competitive Enterprise Institute highlights SEIU’s disturbing intimidation practices in his shocking tell all op-ed about SEIU's manual, Labor’s new strategy: Intimidation for dummies.

To drive this home, Vernuccio brings to light the withering union’s latest pitch to recruit members by encouraging SEIU members to practice the following tactics to cause employers to fold to Big Labor demands.

1. Destroy Business Relationships

2. Drain Employers Bank Accounts

3. Ruin Public Image

4. Attack Family Members

5. Imprison Your Boss

For instance, Vernuccio writes,

“In May SEIU drove 14 busloads of protesters to the quiet suburban home of Bank of America’s deputy general counsel, Greg Baer. Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise…only Mr. Baer’s teenage son was home. Terrified, he locked himself in the bathroom, pleading…“When are they going to leave?”

This story is one of many intimidation practices employed by Big Labor and will hopefully reach those that believe Big Labor plays by the rules.

This is hardly the case when SEIU’s Contract Campaign Manual states the following word for word:

  • Outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders, investors, stockholders, customers, clients, patients, tenants, politicians, or others on whom the employer depends for funds.
  • Legal and regulatory pressure can threaten the employer with costly action by government agencies or the courts.
  • Leafleting outside meetings where they are speaking, their homes, or events sponsored by community organizations they are tied to are some ways to make sure their friends, neighbors, and associates are aware of the controversy.

Wake up people. Big Labor is not the voice of the worker and will do everything possible to gain power, membership, and influence.

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