From the Archive: Why Unions Are Bad For Companies, Employees and Customers

This post is from June 2009. It still attracts attention and comments. It is based on a study by the Heritage Foundation. Since unions are more active than they have been in the past several years I thought it was relevant again. If you have ever read my blog you know that I am no …

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Why Unions Are Bad For Companies, Employees and Customers: Revisted

In May of 2009 I wrote a post about Why Unions Are Bad For Companies, Employees and Customers. It was very popular and has gotten a good number of comments both pro and con. I am reproducing that post here because unions are still having an impact on business, jobs and the economy.  The National …

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Why Unions Are Bad For Companies, Employees and Customers

If you have ever read my blog you know that I am no fan of unions. They may have had their place in the past but not in today’s world. I have mentioned in my blogs on EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) that unions cost a company. Not just in direct costs, but in indirect …

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"Big Bad Business" is Such An Easy Target

It is easy to vilify employers for the way they treat employees. Everyone does it. The press. Unions. Comedians. Comic strips, such as Dilbert. Just the other day the headline blares out “Teacher Battling Leukemia Gets Fired.” The reaction is “outrageous, how can they be so heartless! They even called her in the hospital!” Of …

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Michael D. Haberman is the President of Omega HR Consulting. Previously he was the Vice-President and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He helps companies work on compliance …

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The Top 9 Posts at Omega HR Solutions

Today’s post is a list of the top nine posts for Omega HR Solutions.  I thought since others have found them interesting you might as well and may have missed them in the past. Number 9 One big reason to have coffee in the workplace– The lesson here is never underestimate the power of coffee …

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Union Boss Resists Unionization By His Employees

One of my posts which is quite often looked at is one on unions I did back in June of 2009. It is entitled Why Unions are Bad for Companies, Employees and Customers. In this post I quote a Hertiage Foundation study on the effects of unions. Some of the results from What Unions Do: How …

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Stealth EFCA: New Warning On Union Friendly Legislation

A post I did back on June 23, 2009 on Why Unions are Bad for Companies, Employees and Customers has raised some hackles (click here for the meaning of this idiom) with some readers. So before I talk about stealth EFCA I wanted to respond to their comments. First, my complaint is with unions as …

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Right-to-Work Gives Workers Rights

  I was dumbfounded by some of the statements I have heard in the arguments about the implementation of “right-to-work” laws in Michigan. The bottomline is that right-to-work GIVES workers rights rather than taking them away. Background I have touched on this before when Indiana passed right-to-work legislation in early 2012 when I wrote New …

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Free Speech is not Protected at Work but Some things you say may be.

Occasionally you hear someone complain that they got disciplined or fired for “exercising their right of free speech”. Well I have some bad news for you if you believe this; free speech is not protected at work, but some things you say at work may be protected. Most of us are familiar with the First …

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