Wednesday, May 15, 2019
There is a great story at the Washington Post which addresses Delta's union avoidance campaign targeted at thousands of its workers. The tactics are nothing new in the world of labor law, but have caught widespread attention in the era of social media. In particular, Delta has received enormous criticism for its posters which suggest that workers would be better off using their union dues to watch football with friends or to buy a video game system. The posters can be seen here:
Again, while we have all seen these types of campaigns in the past, going too far in today's digital age can have an unanticipated backlash -- including from presidential candidates and others in the current highly politicized environment.