Target's Anti-Union Video Is Hilariously Corny, But Also Full of Dangerous Lies

Poor Target employees. Gawker has gotten its hands on an equal-parts hilarious and awful anti-union video that the big box chain requires all its employees to watch. Among the 13-minute video's lies:

The fictional employees' assurance that "you can get more hours" without a union—although a persistent inability to get enough hours to earn a living wage is one of the prime reasons that Target employees in New York are now contemplating joining a union.

The video also positions Target as a proud "threat to unions" and repeatedly reminds employees that they "have the right" not to join a union. Gee, what would your employees do without that sage guidance, Target?

Those gems, plus plenty of bad acting and one very severe red turtleneck (director of labor relations Jim Rowader, hello), here:

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at June 14, 2011, 3:57am

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