Unionized Bake Sale @ UNC Charlotte

We partnered up with the Leadership Institute for the Unionized Bake Sale. On the morning of the event we showed up outside a popular hangout spot on campus and set up 2 competing shops, a unionized shop and a right to work shop.

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We would then give people the option to go to either of the shops. Many people chose the union shop, and would come to regret their mistake. The union workers would take the most inconvenient times to take their mandatory union breaks.

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The union workers would refuse to help out and get the job done when shorthanded, since they were specialized and only able to do jobs they were explicitly trained for. Whenever people would order cookies or cupcakes they’d often hear workers refuse to pitch in saying, “It’s not my job.” 

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 If they were pressed to pitch in anyways, or if they simply didn’t want to do their own jobs, they’d go on strike until their demands were met.

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The customers at the unionized shops would get frustrated at the union shop, since it would have 3 to 4 workers at all times, but never seem to get very much done.

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At the right to work stand, it was business as usual. It would only take 1 or 2 workers to more efficiently turn out more cupcakes and cookies than their unionized counterparts. Customers seemed much happier at the right to work stand, since they got their baked goods in a timely manner from friendly people.

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 We passed out literature to customers with facts and statistics showing how right to work states were preferred over dealing with unions, and how efficient businesses help individuals more than unionized shops.

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It was a great event for spreading awareness on campus about the inefficiencies of unionized shops versus right to work shops, and we had a great follow-up meeting where we discussed these topics in depth.

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