When union-organizing efforts target a business, managers usually sit on the sidelines. But managers may have sympathies with either side, and their actions could cause problems for either the employer or the union. Your best bet is to rely on professional negotiators and labor counsel.
The Coastal Florida Public Employees Association attempted to organize the Brevard County Tax Collector’s office. Several managers from the office attended a union meeting and took union authorization cards. A union official expressed doubts at the meeting that the managers could participate in the organizing effort.
Nevertheless, the managers held a subsequent meeting where they discussed the organizing effort and the merits of union representation. They distributed union authorization cards to employees, obtained several signatures and returned the cards to union officials. The union officials used the cards in the or...(register to read more)