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Unions Chant "Pork, Pork, Pork!"

haloperidal Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 8:29 AM
I have lived all my life in right to work states. For 30+ years, I worked in union represented jobs as a Florida employee in two different union classes. Upon looking at union #1, I saw gross mismanagement including the union leaving money on the table that the State offered. These decisions negatively impacted my salary the remainder of my career, costing me thousands. I kept my dues because I was paying them every paycheck. I moved to another position covered by a different union.I This union was truly making every effort to improve their employees situations so I joined them. Joining a union or not should be a purely economic decision made by the worker based on its risks and benefits like all other purchases a consumer makes.
Steve539 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 11:46 AM
And if you can't make it on your own merits, then I would suggest that you stay in a union. I worked my entire career non-union and I didn't leave anything on the table because I EARNED what I made and my employer was happy with me because I was a producer, always exceeding by budget.

If you read me regularly, you’ll know that there are very few things that I feel strongly about ;-). I’m kind of a wilting violet in print, who tries hard not to impose his views on readers. Instead, I paint words pictures of objective fact, interlaced with strongly-reasoned logical progressions that allows readers to form their own opinions unguided by me. (Take a deep breath here, and clean the coffee off your nose, chin, lips and computer screen)  

Today is no different.

Unions suck.

Really they do. I have said this before, as an objective fact:

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