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Unformatted text preview: 8 through 2003, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed more than 45 complaints accusing Wal‐Mart managers in more than two dozen stores of illegal practices, including improperly firing union supporters, intimidating workers, and threatening to deny bonuses if workers unionized. Of those, the board found illegal practices in 10 cases; 8 cases were settled, and the rest are pending. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Service Employees International Union (SEIU). • Recent years, workers in large public institutions (hospitals, schools) increasing organizational success . • In public sector, 42% of workers unionized; in private sector, only 13% unionized. • Public–sector employers not free to manipulate/intimidate workers because government officials must answer to public through elections. Source: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW: a Voice for working America). 21st Century Labor Unions… ORGANIZING 21st Century Labor Unions… LOBBYING Orga...
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