Season 3, Episode 181

Unions can use digital voting technology to survey members

Survey & Ballot Systems


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John Westerhaus

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Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) Account Manager John Westerhaus joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how the company’s digital voting technology can be used as an organizing tool by union leadership. 

Founded in 1990, SBS helps member-based organizations conduct elections and surveys in a fair, transparent and efficient manner.

Westerhaus explained how SBS technology is used by companies and organizations – by boards of directors and unions alike – to run trustworthy elections. He added that unions could use the technology to not only conduct elections, but as a tool to survey their members prior to making potentially controversial decisions. 

Westerhaus also talked about the LinkedUnion app and how it can be a powerful tool for member communication, organizing, political action, dues payments and more.

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about the company.

America’s Work Force is the only daily labor podcast in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America's workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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