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The Most Common Anti-Union Talking Points–and Why They’re Wrong
Join us in busting some anti-union myths.
“Unions used to be relevant, but now they’re obsolete.”
“Unions make sense in other industries, but not mine.”
“Unions are a third party, an outside force.”
These tropes are pervasive in our media, communities, and workplaces, and they are commonly used to erode support for organized labor. However, they are easily debunked, and the process of critically deconstructing them can shed light onto why unions are so important. Let’s examine these anti-union talking points, look at how they play out in public discourse, and break down why they’re misguided.
Join Workday Magazine editor, Sarah Lazare, who is co-teaching a virtual class on anti-union talking points with Adam Johnson, media critic and co-host of the Citations Needed podcast. And please share with your friends, colleagues, and community!
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 8, 3:00pm-4:30pm CT
Facilitators: Sarah Lazare, editor of Workday Magazine and labor educator with the Labor Education Service. Adam Johnson, media critic and co-host of the Citations Needed podcast.
Check out more of the community classes offered by the Labor Education Service, including one on Thursday led by Workday Magazine’s senior associate editor Isabela Escalona on video production for organizers.
Thanks for reading, please share, and we hope to see you there!