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Productive Political Discussions

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Productive Political Discussions

Polls show that most union members understand and support their union’s political activity. But, talking to members about politics can be tricky. Many people are justifiably cynical, seeing politics as a dirty business. The following guidelines will help stewards relay information and build participation without worsening divisions or agitating members who do not agree with the union’s political positions or endorsed candidates. Why Politics? One reason unions are so involved in electoral politics and campaigns for specific legislation is that what is won at the bargaining table can be taken away by government action. It’s an arena in which unions...

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