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Strangulation by Union

jturning Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 12:33 PM
I now work in a union shop converted through a card check without a vote. I have seen first hand that merit was removed and everyone sees the same small raise regardless of job performance. I've seen my raises and bonuses shrink and/or disappear while the union bends over backwards to defend and protect drunks and the dysfunctional that should be terminated, who coincidentally were the people that brought in the union. I've seen the union disregard my request to not pay dues on account of my religious objections as protected in our constitution. I've seen union officials tell some of the most hateful and repugnant communist rhetoric to employees to get them to vote for a strike. Unions are a cancer that are destroying our country.
Allen331 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 1:12 PM
While I was with Cingular (actually SBMS at the time) my boss Donna arranged for me to have a $500 bonus among other things for my efforts.
When CWA took over my bonus evaporated and I'd regularly witness one gent skip 2 days a week without calling. A bunch of useless people got a raise . . . then AT&T took over and had to purge all that bloated fat.
Thanks CWA for your inability to learn the concept of merit.

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...