Here are some fun facts for your next party. Did you know:

  • A toilet’s flush changes direction depending on the hemisphere it’s in.
  • Dropping a penny from the Empire State Building can kill someone.
  • Unions are shady, selfish, and totally unnecessary.
  • If you swallow chewing gum, it hangs out in your stomach for at least seven years.
  • You shouldn’t crack your knuckles because it leads to arthritis.

You’ve probably heard all five of these before. But before you share them with someone, we should tell you: every one is a myth.

Here’s the truth.

  • The hemisphere does not affect your toilet.
  • Getting conked by a penny that just went skydiving might make you say, “Ow, what was that?” It won’t kill you.
  • The best unions care about the future of their industries, their members, and the companies that employ their members.
  • If you swallow gum, it doesn’t set up shop. It’s flushed out with the rest of the food.
  • Knuckle cracking can be an annoying idle habit, but it doesn’t lead to arthritis.

The fact is our culture is permeated by countless myths that are heard, shared, and eventually accepted as fact. But it doesn’t change the fact that they’re not true.

Introducing the Myth-Busting PDC 30

We combat union myths with union truths on a daily basis. There are a few things we hear over and over again, so we decided to write them all down.

The result is a compelling series of myths and facts, which we will be sharing with you over the coming months. The myths vary greatly, but they all have the same foundation: change can be scary.

Don’t hesitate to ask all your questions.

Being a union contractor is a major decision. Understandably, most new contractors have major questions before they sign up.

At PDC 30, we do not run away from questions. We shoot straight with our responses and pride ourselves on our honesty.

Bottom line: we exist to support our members and their employers. Without them, we’re nothing. We train, strengthen bidding opportunities, and advocate on their behalf.

Learn the benefits of becoming a union contractor.