As the former spouse of a very high up Human Resources Director for a major online retailer I can attest, unequivocally, that some decisions made are purely due to anti-union sentiment and lack any customer service or fiscal motive whatsoever.
I used to have to buy several bottles of wine and more than a few cupcakes on the days when my former wife's conscience, as she was a strong Democratic voter who just happened to have a Masters in labor relations and who had found a highly lucrative niche basically busting unions, was too shocked to function without those staples.
None of that pertains directly to NS's LV line, but it remains salient.
It may or may not still be an active lawsuit, so I'll just have to speak in general terms about a case I was directly involved in.
A new, foreign and very anti-union company took over a company where I was a Transportation Manager for six plants' transportation needs, one of which used Teamsters for drivers. The new company told me, in no uncertain terms, that the next time I ran the numbers for the plants that I was to "be a team player" and make the Teamsters' numbers look worse than they were in actuality so we could justify the use of more outside carriers. Being a former Marine and Soldier, and having been raised right by two good parents, I lack the lack of character that would have required, so I was removed from employment and ended up having the NLRB take up my case (which they NEVER do for a nonunionized employee as it is outside their mandate) and won a rather hefty settlement from that company.
Sometimes, sad to say, personal biases overcome fiscal prudence.
I'll contact the union on Monday and see if there is still active litigation ongoing in this case. If not, I will be more than happy to share more details.
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