But after reading about Dave Mott's latest performance, one SEIU staffer was kind enough to look up SEIU's own book on the subject - their "organizing toolkit".
"Under "Themes of Management's Campaign" we offer this:Well, they say the best organizer is a bad boss, maybe the best boss is a bad organizer?
"LOWER WAGES AND BENEFITS: Management may claim that by forming a union, employees will somehow lose pay, benefits or job security."
We refute this by saying:
"The truth is that when we negotiate a union contract, we start with our current wages and benefits. Management can't make any cuts without our approval."
And in the Q&A from workers section......
Q: I've heard that the law says we start from scratch when we go to bargain. We could lose everything now and have to negotiate just to get back to where we are now. Is that true?
A: No. Absolutely not. The truth is just the opposite--once you've voted for your union, everything you have is protected. Management can't change your pay, benefits, or working conditions without your approval. You start negotiating your contract.