An interesting perspective on unions

The American Prospect’s Tapped on UNIONS, CONT.:

…but Tapped is afraid that there remain plenty of problems in the American economy and within Americans’ workplaces that unions, even where they do exist, simply don’t have the power to confront. All we mean to say is that it would be a nice change of pace if Democratic politicians could address the millions of nonunion employees who don’t see themselves as “workers” and instead see themselves as people with crappy jobs and not a lot of help.

Things just look different to people who’ve never been in unions, never worked in unionized sectors and are unlikely to ever get a chance to join a union unless they start one themselves. It’s important to realize how distant a lot of folks feel from unions — whether that’s out of ignorance of what unions do or out of the reality of their lived experiences in the work world…