"They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. Bill Fletcher, Jr., American Federation of Government Employees Executive Assistant, racial justice, labor, international writer, activist, and author of "They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions explains why unions are critical to movements for social justice, and dispels employer class myths with arguments rooted in history and personal experience. The systematic erosion of organized labor’s power by neoliberal policies, legislation, and attitudes is at the root of much of Fletcher’s myth-busting. Fletcher offers strategies to return to a culture of solidarity among working people and their communities and restore the link between the labor movement and the fight against injustice.