Unions have been key labor movement components for decades, working to protect the interests and rights of laborers.
But the growing concern is that some labor unions have departed from their proclaimed purposes, becoming legal mobs, using their influence and power to advance their agenda at the cost of the companies they represent and their members.
A recent example is Unilever’s Ben and Jerry’s ice cream brand. Their board decided to boycott part of its sales to Israel in a move widely regarded as anti-Semitic.
Ben and Jerry’s leadership uses the brand as a weapon to promote their political agenda; despite any potential harm done to its employees as well as numerous customers, they boycotted being murdered on October 7, 2023, by Hamas.
Ultimately, the decision was made in the name of commerce. Still, it eventually led to widespread damage and backlash to the brand’s reputation because of a possible antisemite on its leadership.
Unions must work to be accountable and transparent, acting always in the best interest of their members and the companies they represent. They must held responsible by law if they abuse their power.
Anheuser-Busch InBev dethroned
Budweiser’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has suffered a significant blow to its market value and profits over a massive backlash from its questionable and controversial partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, a trans-influencer.
Bud Light has been the top-selling U.S. beer for the last two decades. However, it was dethroned as America’s Leading Beer after it lost its grip on the market.
The corporate leadership’s ill-fated agenda didn’t just choose to promote woke ideology. Still, it shoved it down their customers’ throats, offending family and religious values citizens, resulting in an almost $40 billion market loss.
Disney dethroned in 2023
A company once touted for its timeless storytelling and family-friendly atmosphere has faced intense criticism recently for abusing its power to push progressive, far-left, woke values and incorporate transgender characters in its children’s movies and TV shows.
The focus shirt has led to widespread layoffs and a sharp decline in the company’s performance at the box office.
Disney leadership has come under attack for prioritizing their political agenda over the company’s financial well-being. For using its vast, powerful brand to push woke liberal values and include transgender characters in a long string of woke flops in productions intended for children and families, the company had to lay off a staggering 7,000 employees internationally. It has also resulted in suffering the bottom line.
Weaponizing the brand to push its agenda, Disney has been strongly accused of prioritizing wokeness over creating quality entertainment for all audiences and poisoning the minds of children
Like several other businesses, Starbucks has faced union issues recently. However, on October 7, 2023, unions united under the leadership, using workers as shields to its support and promotion of Hamas at the calls for Jewish genocide.
The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, with a mission to protect Jews in the workforce along with businesses from discriminating against Jews declared an immediate boycott on Starbucks.
Thankfully, Starbucks Corporate immediately responded, taking action by denouncing and suing its unions, thus resulting in the chamber listing union stores that are a threat to Jewish customers and removing its boycott.
Left-leaning corporate leaders have prioritized personal beliefs over the well-being of their workers and the companies they were put in place to support instead of working toward the bottom line.
What has been the result? Well … surprisingly, profits and market share.
There must be a sharper focus on holding terrible leaders accountable for abusing power and authority.
So, what’s the bottom line?
We can now conclude that corporations and unions have turned into mob legalities, hiding behind them as they push their harmful, biased agendas at the expense of their employees and shareholders.
It’s time to hold companies accountable and protect the workforce’s interests and the overall economy.
The focus should remain on strengthening the workforce and promoting ethical and fair practices instead of pushing harmful and selfish agendas