Of course, the best way to avoid misconceptions and rumors is to go talk to employees who are currently under a contract with your local union. Go to a few stores or plants, talk to a few employees in each. Ask them if they like the union and if they are better off with it than without. It's worth the effort.
We thank Shannon Matthews of UFCW in Philadelphia and Dr. Puette of the University of Hawai'i Center for Labor Education & Research for much of the information on our "Union Yes!" pages.