Posts tagged SALT

    NY Post: Unions’ deceptive ‘salting’ loophole leaves a bad taste

    November 3, 2023 // Will 2023 be the year labor unions reverse their long membership decline? After hitting a record-low unionization rate of 10.1% in 2022, unions are looking to a loophole in federal labor law that centers on deceiving workers.

    Opinion: Unions’ deceptive ‘salting’ loophole leaves a bad taste

    November 3, 2023 // Workers United — a Service Employees International Union affiliate — hired labor organizers who got jobs at Starbucks, then pushed for unionization on the coffee company’s dime — while also collecting a union paycheck. These “salts” start by building trust with workers. As one Starbucks salt told a group of fellow organizers, it’s best to do “thankless chores” that gain the appreciation of peers and “make the company less suspicious of you.”

    I4AW Poll: Americans Want More Transparency in Union Organizing and Worker Enfranchisement

    October 24, 2023 // New polling by Institute for the American Worker shows that transparency rules on union salting are supported by a strong majority of Americans.

    Big Labor Is Getting an Assist From Far-Left Activists | Opinion

    August 1, 2023 // From Connecticut to California, these groups are rolling out the pernicious practice of "salting" in the hope of turning employees against their employers. Salting involves paid union organizers applying for jobs and acting as employees of non-union companies. The "salt" then surveils the targeted company, collecting employees' personal information, stirring dissent, isolating non-union employees, and filing unfair labor practice claims. The claims mire employers in frivolous and costly administrative charges.

    House GOP probes union over Starbucks barista who kept labor ties from Congress

    July 17, 2023 // Eisen, who represented herself to lawmakers only as a Starbucks worker, disclosed in a labor organization form that she was paid $49,734 by the Service Employees International Union affiliate in 2022, The Post exclusively revealed in May. “On her Truth in Testimony form, Ms. Eisen represented herself exclusively as a Starbucks barista,” Foxx wrote to Workers United International President Lynne Fox. “Members of the Committee and public observers would have benefitted from knowing whether Workers United was paying Ms. Eisen as an organizer at the time of the hearing.”

    Trojan Horse Alert: Teamsters Using Dirty Tricks to Unionize CT Businesses

    July 12, 2023 // The Teamsters Local 671, of Bloomfield, is teaming up with the Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to recruit individuals to infiltrate businesses with the explicit objective of unionizing the workplace. In a June 23 email, the organizations invited their “comrades” to a virtual meeting, posing questions such as “Are you looking for a job?” and “Do you want intensive organizing training?” They then emphasized “that it is the right time” to engage in “SALTING” — the act of intentionally taking a job at a workplace with the goal of unionizing. The meeting — called “Salting Information Session” — was held on Thursday (June 29) where organizers covered the basics of salting and union organizing; why socialists should salt; and how socialists are currently salting in Connecticut (but they did not specify where).