Inside the shadowy, lucrative business of 'union avoidance consultants'

Most people often think of “union-busting” only in terms of overt and even illegal tactics like termination and intimidation, but most bosses first opt for subtler, more sophisticated activities to discourage worker organizing. Enter the “persuaders,” also known as “union avoidance consultants”—professional firms that offer bosses the specialized service of spreading union disinformation and sowing confusion among the ranks of workers. TRNN Staff Reporter Mel Buer speaks with Dave Jamieson of HuffPost on the shady world of persuaders and what workers attempting to organize can expect if one shows up at their job.

Dave Jamieson has been HuffPost’s labor reporter since 2011. Read Jamieson’s HuffPost series on the union-busting industry here:

Studio Production: Adam Coley
Post-Production: Alina Nehlich

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