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Killing The Goose

JungJoe Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:15 AM
Reminds me of my trucking days trying to deliver loads to union shops. Bust my rear to get there in good time, hot load and all, but the goons had their ducks lined up and wouldn't lift a finger or their behinds unless it was in their best personal interest. Rather than doing the job right and expediently, what the goons did best was burn time while doing as little work as was humanly possible in the most amount of time. What a waste of time, money and productivity.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:14 PM
Just because you have had poor experiences with union workers, does not mean that all unions are bad. In fact, anecdotal evidence of poor union labor is an argument that the unions do a poor job policing themselves, and the businesses/corporations aren't able to strike a good enough bargain to force their hand.

Again, that's an argument toward what the rules should be, and whether unions should have as much power as they do. Not whether unions should properly exist or not for the protection of workers.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:05 PM
Anecdotal evidence can be used to prove pretty much whatever you want it to. Doesn't make it right. Unions contributing members dues to politicians that the members don't want to should be illegal and should not be done. Government workers should NEVER have the right to strike, nor should they be forced to join the union or pay a like fee to the union should they chose not to join. City of Los Angeles lets unions require this sort of thing. I know from personal experience. My supervisor refused to join but had to pay anyway. By joining I at least had some small voice and vote on the matters they brought up.

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children's fairy tale.

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