let’s be real, the real divide and conquer strategy is driving a wedge between unions and non-unionized workers. it came long before walker, and it’s been wildly successful.
we look at our benefits and then compare them to those of unionized workers’, and we understandably feel like we’ve been given a raw deal. but the wealthy politicians who serve even wealthier donors have tricked us into thinking this is somehow an indictment of unions, that the unfairness lies in their receiving better benefits and not having to struggle like we do (“work hard just like us”).
unions aren’t the problem. our employers and our government are the problem. we need to start expecting more from them, not fighting to force others to expect less.