Union Salts vs. Union Moles: IBEW Updates Members on ‘Union Salting Possibilities’

As background to this post, a Union Salt is a union member who applies for employment at a non-union business for the express purpose of unionizing that employer.  While the practice has been more widely used in the construction industry, the practice has morphed in recent years to include other industries and “union moles”.  Unlike union salts, who are typically existing union members, union moles may or may not be union members but are, nevertheless, usually being paid by a union to infiltrate and unionize a company from within.

As the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act has befallen hard times, President Obama’s unilateral recess appointment of union radical Craig Becker (aka “the human card-check”) to the National Labor Relations Board makes this post by IBEW, Local 363 particularly relevant:

[Posted in its entirety, should the delete button accidentally be hit over at the IBEW hall.] 


Update On West Point Salting Possibilities

Thank you to all of our members who contacted Tradesource in response to our posting about them hiring for West Point. Please keep yourself current with them for any other upcoming work in our area. However, we have information that says they will NOT be hiring for West Point.

Professional Electric – the Norwood, Massachusetts contractor that has the West Point Prep School and the West Point Motor Pool Facility seems to be now hiring DIRECT.

We are asking our members to apply directly to Professional Electric. The following is their contact information:

Professional Electric
100 Access Road
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062
Tel: (888)732-3532 or (781)769-7767

Website: http://www.pecofct.com We have found that this site is currently temporarily out of service but you can check back on it periodically to see if you can apply online

For now -apply via telephone call – Ask if you can email or fax your resume or information, Ask if they have an application that they can provide to you by email or regular mail.

As always, please keep the union hall updated on your efforts to be hired with this company. If you feel that you have a chance to get hired or move further into the hiring process after you have called – please call Organizer John Sager at (845) 216-7021.



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