One Scientist Boycotts VWR

Recently, I described how scientific supply company VWR is busting its unions (and the plant they’re moving to is actually farther from its major customers–this is an anti-union move, not an efficiency-based one). By way of CorrenteWire, we discover that one scientist has informed VWR that he or she will not buy any products from them:

To: john_ballbach@vwr.com
To: ed_borger@vwr.com

Dear John Ballbach and Ed Borger,

I’m a scientist at University of Wisconsin – Madison, and have been purchasing scientific supplies from VWR for years. I just heard about your union busting plan – to close VWR’s Brisbane CA facility and move operations to Visalia (to be run as a non-union facility).

At this point, I plan to boycott VWR in purchasing scientific supplies for our lab, until and unless VWR reverses its plan (there are alternate suppliers available for almost all your products).

Sincerely,

XXXX XXXXXXXXX

I just sent off the e-mail above and would like to encourage any scientists who feel likewise to express a similar decision. And if you wish to spread word of this, so much the better.

VWR snail-mail address:
John M. Ballbach, CEO
Ed Borger, VP Operations

VWR International, LLC
Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonville Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087

Let’s see if this takes off.

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1 Response to One Scientist Boycotts VWR

  1. jw says:

    i did too

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