FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2022
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RWDSU STATEMENT ON NLRB MEMO ON CAPTIVE AUDIENCE TRAININGS REVIEW
(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, in response to NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo’s Memo on Captive Audience and Other Mandatory Meetings, Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) issued the following statement on today’s memo:
“Captive audience meetings must be declared illegal. We filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board on February 22, 2022 opposing the use of captive audience meetings in union elections. They are the major weapon employers use to spread disinformation, intimidate workers and interfere with their choice as to whether they want union representation. The question of whether workers want a union should be the workers’ choice – not the employers’ – free of intimidation and interference. Captive audience meetings make that impossible.”
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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.