I am writing to you as the owner of a company who has experienced terrible costs, both financial and emotional, of fighting a targeted union campaign. These campaigns are designed for the express purpose of force unionizing employees. The unions that employ these tactics have no concern for the damage they cause. They target the employer, and utilize smear campaigns, and spread lies and deceit. They often include the filing of unsubstantiated complaints and regulatory actions, and directly interfere with the businesses customer relationships. The goal of these campaigns is to cause chaos and disrupt the businesses operations, and ultimately to bring the business to its knees.
Unfortunately, my company, Executive Management Services, Inc., has experienced the intimidation of Big Labor on employer and employees as chronicled in my book The Devil at our Doorstep. The events of the targeted attacks had a dramatic impact, not just on the organization, but on individual employees of EMS.
Murderers and terrorists can get free legal aid in this country – but not independent employees. I wish I could say that we could rely on Washington to level the playing field for independent employees who do not want a union. What I can say is that this situation will not change anytime soon…. especially given the massive flow of money from unions into the political system.
Several like-minded experts in the labor field have created an organization that will bring great change to this gross inequity. It is a non-profit called the Center for Independent Employees (CIE). It provides free legal services to employees who are opposed to unions and is the only one of its kind in the nation. I do everything I can to support their efforts.
For the last eight years CIE has quietly helped the employees of nearly sixty companies become union-free. But we have only been able to address a small fraction of the problem. This is NOT due to the lack of solid cases but rather the lack of funds and therefore the resources to take them on.
Please consider two things. First, please visit the CIE website and learn more about this organization. I have no financial association with CIE, but as a member of the CIE Advisory Board, I very much agree with its noble cause. The need for an organization like CIE has never been greater. Please learn a little more about CIE by going to www.finallyjusticeforall.com (the username is “cie” and the password is “cie”).
Second, I would like to ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to CIE. CIE is a non-profit that relies on donations to continue their important work. Your donation will be completely anonymous and any amount helps. Our goal is to raise $2 million per year so that we can handle at least another 50 cases this year.
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Everyday we have opportunities to help independent employees. For this reason, we will make ourselves available to answer any questions you might have about CIE. Additionally, if you know of other company leaders who believe, like you, that independent employees should have representation, please let me know. I can be reached at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration of this most important enterprise.
Author, The Devil at Our Doorstep