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:
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).
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.