The organizing drive is viewed as a pivotal confrontation. Failure by labor could put yet another nail in its coffin, a risk underscored by Unite's plans to use 150 organizers and spend at least $3 million.
"This is a huge experiment for labor," said Kent Wong, director of the U.C.L.A. Center for Labor Research and Education. "This is an anti-union company, and this is not going to be an easy fight."
The drive is also a highly visible test for Unite's president, Bruce Raynor, who many labor officials say hopes to succeed John J. Sweeney as president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.
We need nore posts like rhe one you just posted. Does anyone in their right mind think that Cintas would make it to 35 years of profit and growth if UNITE got in there? I hardly think so! Keep up the good work SAPROPHYTIC. Unfortunately, UNITE preys on uneducated people making good wages, receiving full benefits, etc. and fills their heads with lies, misleading promises,etc.etc. Many of these workers would be jobless if not for DHB.