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Strangulation by Union

J. Galt Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:38 AM
From the perspective of an salaried professional, I typically work a 50-60 hour work week, without any pension provision or free health care. My performance and compensation is based on my accomplishments; how my efforts translate into savings for the company in terms of improved quality, effeciency and operation cost. I have no gaurenteed employment but I do have the ability to change companies. Of the six companies I haved worked for over my 30+ years of continuing career, three were union shops. All three are out of business as their business model was based on the best interest of the union, not the company. The Union officials were well compensated in the shutdown, the union worker was just out of a job, with fewer job prospects.
evie10 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 4:17 PM
The union shop in which I worked is also shutdown - the workers were simply out of work and not much else around the area for them to do. The union bosses were out of there as quickly as possible.

The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn't win. Schools will still transfer bad teachers to other schools because it's nearly impossible to fire them. When bad teachers go from school to school, principals call it "the dance of the lemons." It would be funny if those teachers didn't slowly wreck children's lives.

The basic issue is: Who decides how to manage a workplace? Unions say it's good that they protect American workers from arbitrary dismissal and make sure everyone is treated equally.

But it's not good.

Rules that "protect" government workers from arbitrary dismissal and require everyone...