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Organizing Director Breaks Down Captive Audience Meetings

David C. Dal Zin
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When workers seek to form a union, many employers will force them to attend captive audience meetings where they often make threats and harass workers to vote no.

Jessica Petronella was a cashier and member of UFCW Local 371 when she worked at a grocery store in Trumbull for eight years. She had the benefits of a union contract that included a pension, fair wages, vacation time, sick time and many other benefits.

Now, as Organizing Director for UFCW Local 371, she helps working people across the state gain a voice on the job.

With a wealth of experience, Jessica breaks down the types of anti-union tactics management will engage in to scare workers.

In Connecticut, we have an opportunity to protect workers who seek to form a union from coercive captive audience meetings.

Senate Bill 163 will give a worker the right – when the subject of a meeting is about the employer’s position on politics (including union organizing) or religion – to stop listening and return to work without fear of being disciplined or terminated.

Contact your state legislators today and urge them to support SB 163!