As part of my research into the New Economy for my book, Ghosts of Tom Joad, A Story of the #99Percent, I worked a series of minimum wage jobs, as now do so many Americans. The work is long and hard, socially demeaning, and damn unlikely to give one a decent life worth living; twenty-eight percent of American workers earned less than the poverty line.
With that background in mind, this video is almost unbelievable: an anti-union Target “training” video that claims unions are actually only a business which makes money by charging dues and fees as their “product.” They say that anything a union used to do is now already in the law, so unions serve no purpose but to lower your wages through fees. It gets worse– have a look at the actual video and be scared…
BONUS: Target also uses whacky racist training documents (“Mexicans – lower education level, some may be undocumented”).
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