Like I said, the statement above is not true. I was a fundraiser for a couple years, RJ helped me become an activist. Its easy to make him a bad guy, but most people, most of all John, would be a lot worst off if not for this person. Im glad i am not in that environment anymore, as RJ would say..."you are dead end people."
I have been working in the TOP for awhile, and what is said above is so far from the truth. He has been trying to avoid us TOP people for awhile. Talk shit all you want about RJ. Look at the people that have listened, we are in good shape. Ive got a lot of job security, and I am winning campaigns. In the end, we will still be winning campaigns. I can talk shit about about a lot of people, but it accomplishes nothing.
You are walking a pretty thin line here. If, as you claim, they took away ergonomic chairs from you and gave you bad chairs, why did the union never file a charge with the NLRB then? The thing with chairs is that there are a lot of things that an employee can do or request to make them better. Better sitting posture, a footrest, a back support. How long have the chairs been there? If a short while, you can still do something about an issues still, if for awhile, like several months, then this seems like whining.
And I have worked in a call center. What I can't understand is if the lists are "bad" why aren't more people failing at the job? Call centers - union and non-union - are known for high turnover. I've know in previous jobs co-workers, and even myself, have complained about these sort of things. But the reality was always when I decided to focus on doing the job right, I was always fine. Almost every time in previous jobs when people struggled or failed on the phones it was because they didn't want to be there anymore, not because of anything with the lists. Companies typically don't want to pay people to come to work just to make them fail. That is a lot of money they spend for little in return.
With your boss, it is pretty extreme accusations you make. You should be careful about doing things like this, you could open yourself up to a whole lot of trouble for defamation if this is not true.
What's being done about the chairs? Are they OSHA qualified? If not, file a complaint. If they're not, OSHA can make them upgrade them. Or file something with the NLRB. Shocked your union hasn't already done that for you.
Things like this is what you should be focusing on. The complaints in the article sound really weird. I know it can be hard to prove retaliation, but if the management is just enforcing standards, it just sounds like some of the employees just got lazy or thought they could get away with stuff. If you were put on harder lists, what made them harder? If Schultz was the only one calling the lists, that shouldn't be hard to prove. My guess is that he just didn't do well, but the others did and that is why he was fired and they weren't. Just saying.
And your boss sleeping with subordinates - if it is as rampant and as bad as you make it out to be, I can't believe again that your union isn't sticking up for these girls. What is the purpose of having a union? With all the charges the article says that were already charged, it seems that if this was an actual issue with the workplace, something would have been done a long time ago. Again, just saying.
Don't get me wrong, I hope you get a contract soon, it just seems that this is a bunch of petty stuff.
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