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All workers have the democratic right to band together in unions, but today this freedom is under attack. In the past, the American government staunchly defended workers’ right to organize, but today workers attempting to organize a union face a Herculean task. Corporations, rather than workers, control the union election process. Union-busting campaigns based on coercion and intimidation are rampant, and too often anti-union companies violate workers’ rights. Fighting organizing efforts has become an exact science—with firms making millions by guiding corporations through the process of defeating workers who wish to have representation in the workplace.
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Senior Director, American Worker Project