I’m writing as a constituent—and someone who strongly supports unions—to ask you to co-sponsor the No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act (S. 4192 and H.R. 8448).
CEO Howard Schultz has declared that he will not recognize or negotiate with the Starbucks Workers United union. Starbucks, under Schultz’s leadership, is engaged in a company-wide pattern of union-busting including illegally firing union organizers, worker intimidation, and essentially “bribing” workers to not join the union.
Unfortunately, much of this blatant union-busting is not only legal, but also tax deductible! Right now, corporations spend at least $340 million a year on anti-union activities, which they can write off when calculating their taxes. These union-busting activities include pressure tactics, hiring anti-union consultants, anti-union advertising, so-called “captive audience meetings,” and even violations of the National Labor Relations Act.
The No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act would change that. Good! Corporations shouldn’t be able to write off union busting as a business expense.
It’s critical that our federal laws prevent corporations from deducting the cost of their union-busting activities from their taxes each year. Please co-sponsor the No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act (S.4192 and H.R.8448) today.
▶ First sent on September 2, 2022 by Jess Craven