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April 10, 2013 / Paul Levy

Door-to-door salespeople

Monday, November 20, 2006, 10:32am

A short while ago, one of the commenters on a November 6 posting on union organizing said:

“Your argument that your meetings are evened out by home visits is likewise unconvincing. In case you haven’t noticed, the door-to-door salesman is extinct. Why? Because Americans dislike having somebody knock on their door to talk to us about just about anything. Nor do we like getting calls at home. (Did you notice how popular the “do not call” registry is?)”

Today, we received a report that two of our nurses (at least) had SEIU representatives come to their doors this weekend. The representatives had long lists of addresses for our employees.

Oh, and as I noted on August 25, previously they had conducted a telephone survey.

So, I guess this commenter is out of touch with current organizing tactics. šŸ™‚

By the way, we had heard rumors that the SEIU and the Mass Nurses Association had reached an agreement that the SEIU would not engage in organizing nurses. I guess that rumor was incorrect.

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