A Simple Guide For Talking Union This Holiday Season
It’s no secret: Not everyone sees unions as key to rebuilding America and the middle class. It’s easy to tune out the misinformation about unions and the workers who make them strong when you hear it on the news, but what should you do when the same misinformation comes from your friends and family? We’re here to help with some simple facts so you can speak up the next time you encounter someone attacking unions.
The sad truth is that fewer and fewer people have had direct experience with a union. But this holiday season, you can help shed light on what unions are really all about!
MYTH: Unions are run by big, overpaid bosses.
FACT: Unions are run by workers.
MYTH: Unions only care about their members.
FACT: Unions are fighting to improve the lives of all workers.
MYTH: Union workers are lazy, and unions are bad for business.
FACT: Unions and profitability go hand in hand.
MYTH: Unions ask for too much. In this economy, people should be thankful for any job.
FACT: Good jobs mean a stronger economy, and that means more jobs.
MYTH: Public employees are to blame for our budget woes.
FACT: Public employees earn less than private-sector workers in similar jobs.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Posted by Robert Daraio at 1:57 PM