Unionization is good for business and labor

The impending election and the Fairpoint strike have catalyzed many conversations about today’s role of labor unions. Common misconceptions that are being voiced over and over again are based on a combination of old stereotypes from the industrial age and general misinformation. I recently was involved with organizing one of the most innovative collective bargaining units in Maine, and I can confirm that people who toss around phrases such as “union thugs” and “union bosses” have little idea what they are talking about and are sadly out of touch.

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