tgwWhale Wrote:
Dec 15, 2012 3:17 PM
The biggest problem with unions comes from the fact that their power comes precisely for being "union." They gain power by having everyone, en masse, push for the same thing. For them, it might work. But it also leads to: (1) Unions protect loafers, druggies, boozers, abusers, you name it. Why? because if they draw a line and say they will protect one worker but not the other, they lose "solidarity," and thus power. So they tend to draw only one line: you are in the union, or not. (2) Unions encourage mediocrity. If one worker does more than another, then all are not the same. If they are not the same, they cannot be a "union" in the fullest sense. You are not allowed to make union brothers look bad. (CONTINUE)