PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR
Since the Janus vs AFSCME decision was made, anti-union groups—like the California Policy Center—have been trying to obtain the phone numbers, email addresses, and home addresses of union members to harass and coerce them into signing paperwork under false pretenses. One anti-union group, the Freedom Foundation, has even been known to lie about their identity while knocking on doors, claiming they are representatives from labor unions. Here are some things you and your co-workers should know to protect yourself if contacted by one of these groups:
You have the right to be removed from their contact list.
If you are contacted after requesting removal, report the activity to us here. No one has the right to harass you.
You have the right to request their ID if they approach you.
A union rep will always carry identification. Groups like the Freedom Foundation have been known to lie about their identity. You have the right to write down their information and report it. This will help protect other members from harassment.
You have the right to take a picture or record a conversation.
Politely tell them that you are recording the conversation for your protection. Capturing this information will help authorities identify the agent of the anti-union group if you experience harassment and it will help other union members protect themselves.
At any time, if you feel scared or intimidated, ask the person to leave the premises immediately and call 9-1-1.
If you have a story you wish to share you can also report it here. SEIU Local 99 respects requests for anonymity. Sharing your story will allow us to gather more information in order to protect members.
This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.