By Sahid Fawaz

When watching the first eight minutes of the video below made for Lowe's store managers, I thought, "nothing looks too bad so far." But, as with virtually all corporate videos on unions, things get ugly and distorted quickly.

Starting at the 8:00 mark, Lowe's states that "no matter how they might portray themselves, unions are a business." You know, because businesses are democratically elected non-profit organization that are created by workers for the purposes of collective bargaining [/sarcasm]. 

The b.s. continues with the video claiming that "whatever problem an employee has, the organizer's job is to point out that the union has a solution." 

For a real laugh, jump to 16:20, where some really bad acting tries to show how a union organizer talks to the organizing committee. It's pure comedy gold. Kindergarten plays probably have better acting than this.

At 17:20, Lowe's true feelings on unions and organizing slip out again when the video labels organizing committee members as "in-house pushers" who are "marginal workers in many cases and think the union is a way to increase their own power and influence."

There's so much more of this in this video. See for yourself below. It's long, so we suggest starting at 8 minutes in and then jumping around. Chances are that you'll land on some real doozies.

 

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0 #52 guest 2016-07-24 22:22
Sure it's from the stone age but sadly this is seriously the video they show to new employees. I'm not the least bit surprised Lowe's is anti union I've seen absolutely horrible things. One coworker snapped and ended up committed for a short time. If you want to feel like you've sold your soul for pennies to a company that despite it's so called point system for interviews is still run on the good ole boy system (often we find out who's getting what jobs before the jobs are even posted) then go ahead and line up for the WalMart of home improvement.
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0 #51 John F 2016-01-28 06:08
Ironically Lowe's had the video pulled claimed it violated "copyright" standards funny... copyright was a union idea wasn't it?
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-1 #50 Employee 2016-01-27 18:03
I wonder if some of these idiots know where mom&pop stores buy their materials?
I know I work there Lowes so even if you go
There we still got you UNION $$$$$
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0 #49 Anthony DALESSANDRO 2016-01-27 01:44
WILL NEVER GO INTO A LOWS AGAIN. SIGNED A UNION
CAPENTER
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0 #48 Rachel 2016-01-26 21:16
Yep. When your employees start using the words "dignity" and "respect" you better watch your back!
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0 #47 Matt 2016-01-26 17:52
That is why I never walk into a Lowes. As a retired MEA teacher it is onky union made for me.
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0 #46 Michael Corliss 2016-01-26 17:49
8:00 is too late. At 7:25, the speaker advises the hiring manager on how to BREAK FEDERAL LAW when it comes to possibly hiring a union employee.
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+1 #45 Joe Bee 2016-01-26 17:24
HEY LOWES, WE DON'T WANT YOU OR NEED YOU. INFACT I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES!
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0 #44 Joe Bee 2016-01-26 17:22
what a friggin liar this guy is. This is disgusting. A Union takes care of it's people. I was a Union Leader for a long time. The word TACTC. Pisses me off. Whoever put this together is sooooo wrong. AND WHAT CONTRACT DO YOUR WORKERS LIVE BY. So sad, Zero representation. Lowes says, "DO IT OUR WAY OR YOUR FIRED." Now, who is the organizer? I will never shop or buy materials at Lowes again!!!!! AND I HAVE NEVER USED THESE CARDS TO SIGN A CONTRACTOR, EVER!!!! ASS!
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0 #43 Jessica Wahowske 2016-01-26 17:21
Wow do people still use those big box desktop computers anymore:D:D Think their video is behind the time and uninformed:(:(
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