Count the stereotypes
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Emily Rooney's Greater Boston recently ran a piece on the public perception of unions, followed by a three-person discussion. The conversation quickly turned into a bash session of public employee unions who's only role apparently should be making any and all concessions requested by management. Rooney leads the assault with one negative generalization after another.

The question of why public perception has turned against unions is a good one. Discussions about how unions--including individual union workers--can convince their friends and neighbors of the benefits of unions and collective bargaining are important and should take place. While this piece could have been a thoughtful jumping off point, it largely fails.

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