EMPLOYER DETERRENCE OR DISCOURAGEMENT – Content of Communication
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410.01100 – Content of Communication
E-mails sent to charter school employees by agents of their employer indicated that dues would be forced on employees and suggested they would receive little in return. (p. 63.) The e-mails also tended to influence employee choice by suggesting that employees’ wages and working conditions could be worse under union representation. The e-mails suggested that unionization would not lead to increased wages or better working conditions, and that existing employer policies provide sufficient protections for employees. (p. 65.) The Board found that the e-mails tended to influence employee choice by attaching a financial disincentive to union support by repeatedly stressing the dues obligations employees would incur if they exercised their right to join a union, which connected their choice to refrain from joining a union with a larger paycheck.