You are a Human Resources manager at your organization (or one you choose). At the current time, none
of your employees belongs to a union. However, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a national
union, is attempting to organize your employees. The senior management of your company appears to be
adamantly opposed to the presence of a union at your company and wants to do everything possible to
defeat this union drive, including, if necessary:
• Speaking to individual workers, to let them know what management regards as the dangers of
unionization, including economic harm to the company and possible layoffs.
• Assembling all workers, in large groups, to speak against unionization, and asking all workers to
declare publicly whether they intend to vote for or against the union.
• Making pay changes, both up and down, to certain workers to prove that employees are better off
without a union, and may suffer if they play too active a role in organizing.
• Immediately laying off all desk clerks and subcontracting the work to a part-time labor force.
• Other strategies suggested by your research as well.
Based on these facts, you are to prepare a union avoidance program for the company’s senior