Happy Trails Case Study

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Threaten to close the facility due to the union campaign. It would not be in the best interest of Happy Trails, LLC’s to attempt to use the threat of closing the facility as leverage to prevent the LPN’s from organizing and establishing a union. It is in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. It would be in everyone’s best interest to explain to the LPN’s at Happy Trails; LLC that they are a small business looking for opportunities to expand. Expansion means career growth and other opportunities for the LPN’s If Happy Trails closes this facility, the organization will lose money and business opportunities. An alternative that Happy Trails can use is to explain to the LPNs that unions have made many American businesses less competitive so the employer has no option but to make budget cuts elsewhere. Those budget cuts could come from less recognition programs, pay raises less frequently and in an extreme circumstance the facility would be forced to close their doors. Many employees have come to the realization that unionization may in the long run put their jobs at risk by making their employers less competitive. The National Labor Relations Act forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or…show more content…
Happy Trails, LLC have the right to campaign just as the union organizers do. (National Labor Relations Board, 2013) This could be a pamphlet that discusses the pros and cons of unionization and what unionization could mean to them in their industry. This information should try to be as non-biased as possible to show the staff that the organization can be trusted not to provide false claims. I would also advise this employer not to say anything derogatory about the union but instead state the benefits of a non-union environment. Tell employees they do not need to talk to union organizers, that they can vote against the union, and that the independent living home does not welcome the
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