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Many employees feel the need to unionize when they do not like how their employers treat them or they feel a union will improve their work situation (Mathis, Jackson, Valentine & Meglich, 2017). “To remain union free, companies must be proactive and develop good employment practices; earn employee trust; encourage employee feedback; offer fair, competitive compensation; and build supportive supervisory relationships with workers” (Mathis, Jackson, Valentine & Meglich, 2017, p. 614). The distribution company values employee feedback, hence the employee opinion survey. The favorable results from the recent survey is a positive for the company. However, because of the recent downturn in the economy resulting in no COLA or merit increases for the employees, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of unionization. Specific HR policies and philosophies will be important to have in place. “For example, “preventive” employee relations may emphasize good morale and loyalty based on concern for employees, competitive wages and benefits, a fair system for dealing with employee complaints, and safe working conditions” (Mathis, Jackson, Valentine & Meglich, 2017, p. 629). The company could also create a no- solicitation policy to restrict anyone from handing out literature or petitioning union membership on company grounds.

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