How do we employees unionize? It needs to be done!
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Yes, anyone who is unhappy can resign and go work for another company. Problem with that is that most likely similar issues exist in any corporation. The problem employees are facing at SF are not unique… all employees no matter the industry are facing some degree of exploitation. The relationship employer/employees is pretty much not existing as all decisions about how to produce what employees help to produce and what to do with profits are made unilaterally (by the top maybe 1% of the corporation) the problem is systemic.
If you are not seeing that unions started to emerge (took long enough) and believe that will not happen at SF you have to be sleep walking. There is a reason why SF has been training managers on how to deter employees from unionizing for about the last 10 years.
Biweekly union post. These have been going on for at least 6 years. Next post in 2 weeks-stay tuned.
Easy. Promote it before and after work. Never during. Do that first. Get back to us when you’ve done that. That’ll tell you who’ll fight and who won’t.
Somebody should start a union!!!
If you feel so strongly why don't you get one started?
Uhhhh, well you see I can't cuz, well uhhh I just don't have the time and stuff.
There are literally, as of today, 2 job openings for every candidate seeking work. Your problem isn’t SF it the type of work you are performing.
LOL-the same topic every week for the past 8 years. Going no where as usual.
State Farm will do everything they can to stop a union. They fear the possibility of organized labor to the point they can and will run you out if you mention it. Anytime they get the slightest thought they lose control of you, your personal opinions, your lifestyle, or anything (I mean ANYTHING) they will do everything to reprogram you or bully you out of the company. Remember your management is nothing but a bunch of spoiled elites who brainwash you to think you are their buddy through a hard sell so they can S C R E W you in the end. Remember everything they promise is a future that will not come to fruition. They consider themselves better than anyone who works for them when in reality it's all a front.
I searched for How did Amazon form a union?
This was the first result. I'm sure it isn't the most current:
If you're on LinkedIn, maybe you could reach out to the guy (I think it's a guy) in charge of their union. If he's not on LinkedIn, try Facebook or Twitter. He would probably be more than happy to answer your questions & help you with your interest in starting a union. I heard there was a ton of pushback from Amazon higher-ups on this (intimidation, scare tactics, etc) - but I don't work there, so I don't know that to be true.
Lots of people are doing the best they can, with what they have, where they are. Don't be discouraged by naysayers who want to look down on you for not "leaving" for a "better opportunity." No one knows your situation - or your fellow employees - and if your workplace is treating people like cr-p, why not organize to try to make things better?
You need to find a couple of people that have enough motivation and drive and who are unable to resolve their unhappiness in any other way, such as having the skillset to find a job they are happy with during an economic environment where you can find a job EVERYWHERE.
Not likely to happen on an Annonomous website like this, among the people who post here.