- Aug 6, 2018
US conservatives have an anti union agenda that goes back quite a ways.You don't see it much on this site thankfully, but every single Reddit thread about unions has a huge debate in the comments and again, and every single time it's someone from the US arguing against them. Why is that? Is there a mandatory anti-union class in school or something?
Some may blame Reagan for this, but Nixon was just as bad. Commonly overlooked is that the big reason unions failed in the south decades before Reagan is that unions tended to require black and white workers to be on equal footing as an organization.
Southern whites pushed back HARD against this concept, preferring segregation and Jim Crow. Anti union forces in the south milked this one as much as possible and unions became synonymous with liberal, "anti-southern" agendas.