Even in the larger world of being anti-union, this is a pretty brazen move. The Appeal is a leading website advocating for criminal justice reform. You’d think it would at least pretend that it wouldn’t be anti-union when its workers decided to file for a union election. But no, it just went and fired them all.
Just minutes after staffers at The Appeal announced they intend to unionize, the organization’s leadership said they are laying off some employees and making major leadership changes. https://t.co/4UjouwFaMw
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) May 10, 2021
🚨 Exactly five minutes after we emailed management declaring our union, executive director @thisisrobsmith sent an email informing our staff that there will be layoffs at our company. We have reason to believe mgmt was aware of our plans to unionize and that this was retaliation
— Jerry Iannelli (@jerryiannelli) May 10, 2021
What management did here has a very bad odor — and may well constitute illegal retaliation against workers for supporting a union https://t.co/QmmIm9grdR
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) May 10, 2021
“Fuck you do something about it” is the exact same position the police take when killing Black people. So there’s quite the irony here.