New Hampshire & Vermont Chapter

Labor & Management

Job targeting and the law
 

Job targeting programs, also known as, “market recovery” funds, collect fees from union members (often compelled by “union security” clauses in collective bargaining agreements with union contractors), for the purpose of providing financial subsidies to union contractors on projects where they face competition from merit contractors. The practice has long been criticized as unfair competition, but targeting has also been found to be a protected union activity, at least under some circumstances, by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Salting and open shop hiring policies

Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP


“Salting” is the union ploy of surreptitiously attempting to insert union organizers into an open shop employer’s work force. The “salts” organize, convince key employees to leave the company, entrap the employers into engaging in unfair labor practices that will result in significant litigation expenses and liability, and file charges against the company with state and federal agencies. Their main purpose is to disrupt the company’s business.

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LABOR PRACTICES - SALTING AND OPEN SHOP HIRING POLICIES

Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP

“Salting” is the union ploy of surreptitiously attempting to insert union organizers into an open shop employer’s work force. The “salts” organize, convince key employees to leave the
company, entrap the employers into engaging in unfair labor practices that will result in significant litigation expenses and liability, and file charges against the company with state and federal agencies. Their main purpose is to disrupt the company’s business.

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