Center For Union Facts ? Anti-Union Lobby At It's Worst
Mom always said "Believe none of what you read and only half of what you see"
Well we had installed Google Ads on the site and quite a few Anti-Union ones were poping up , like "The Center For Union Facts" , "UFCW Exposed" and other creative Educational Purpose websites whose main focus is to tarnish unions through truths , half-truths and out right propaganda . What we do know is that Rick Berman is the creator of many Anti-union websites , while he will not say exactly who his financers are , the public can dare to guess .
He's a Lawyer , his adgenda is big corporate money in his pockets , and he wants you to give up your union . Some of his other campaigns that he made BIG bucks on were....
FROM: Future Of The Unions
The Berman-led campaign is just one part of a broader assault on labor. Only about 100 union-busting consultants existed in the late 1960s, but some 2,000 such firms today constitute a $1 billion-a-year industry. They draft anti-union literature, teach managers how to scare off union support, and run workshops with titles like “How to Stay Union Free.”
Of course his tactics have been noticed , but unfortunately it dosen't seem to get any airplay on the news , ahem , the big corporate news that is .
Might I point out that hoaxing and spin doctoring on the internet have been in play almost as long as it has existed , take for example Bonsai Kitty which is in fact a Hoax (wikipedia -"Despite a massive negative response and much belief otherwise, the entire site is an elaborate hoax by a group of MIT graduate students.") - This goes back to what Mom said about believing
So please spread the word about this guys intentions , even if this is old news to some , there are a lot of people who believe everything they read .
I am deeply afraid of a world full of Non-union , pregnant mercury poisoned , animal killing PETA activists drinking and driving , who can't get summer jobs cause they would make a killer $6 bucks an hour and don't have a free internet .
Some Good Old Propaganda
(Click Image To See The Site)
They even have T-Shirts
The "Center for Union Facts" Is Rick Berman's Newest Fiction
On February 13, full-page advertisements in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, along with a media stunt involving a dinosaur, announced a new union-bashing front group called Center for Union Facts. Who is behind the ad and their UnionFacts.com website? Nothing in the advertisements or the webpage mentions Rick Berman, but -- Bingo! -- that's who owns the website domain name. Rick Berman is a right-wing lobbyist who has built a lucrative career establishing industry-funded front groups including FishScam.com, the Center for Consumer Freedom, the Employment Policies Institute, the Employment Roundtable and ActivistCash.com. Berman specializes in personal attacks, smear tactics and playing loose with the facts. He has raised millions of dollars from tobacco, booze, biotech, fast food, grocery and other businesses eager to pay Berman to do their dirty work. Another Berman connection to the Center for Union Facts is Sarah Longwell, the group's PR contact, who has also worked for Berman's Employment Policies Institute.
PS : A story about this was also in my international's trade magazine , but I haven't been in touch with them to release it here yet . Maybe I'll call them tomorrow and point them to this site .
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