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Union Myths

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization’s Web site offers a course called “Union 101.” Diana Furchtgott-Roth, dubbing it “Mythology 101,” analyses the three myths on which the course is based:


  • Unions represent labor.
  • Unions work for their members.
  • Unions produce economic benefits for their members.

The truth is, she says, is that some union leaders exploit those they represent “by making false promises and spending dues money on their own high salaries and ‘official’  getaways at fancy resorts.”

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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