What are we supposed to do, go back to the days where company heads can pay workers $20 a week to work in unsafe conditions?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
We have employment laws that would prevent that sort of negligence, so unions are not as useful today as they once were. The way I see it is that they collect a fee every month and you get little in return, except to be able to keep your job even if you aren't doing your job. They don't care, they just want those fees to keep rolling in. Then when the crap hits the fan they make you stop work and picket your employer, and if any fellow work mates or customers cross the picket line you are encouraged to yell names at them, like 'SCAB' and even spit on them to try to intimidate them from going into the workplace. Oh, don't worry about a paycheck, they won't be sending you one, they are just going to sit on their behinds and wait for the employer to blink and compromise to the detriment of the company's bottom line. But who cares, as long as you get to keep your job. Only until the business closes.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:42 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
The other thing that can be done is to strike down EFCA, but that's the thank you kiss Obama is giving the unions. Hopefully it won't be passed and signed. If it is signed and becomes law, then kiss your freedoms as a worker away. You could go home from your job one day and come back the next to a union shop. They will only require 50% +1 employee to sign a card to make a business officially unionized. Then, here is the really neat part. You don't get a private vote as a union member. That's right, you have to call out your vote LOUD AND PROUD in front of all of your union brothers and sisters, of course subjecting yourself to their ire if you aren't in agreement (an lordy, have you seen how angry and violent those union people can get?). If EFCA passes you can count on higher prices across the board and many businesses will just end up closing shop. It will kill capitalism (O-hbrother is working hard on that).
Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Because they use the law to bilk owners out of money that the union members have NO right to.
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:50 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
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Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:32 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
My father has worked for the same shop for 40 years. They have NEVER had an Union. They are the best place to work in town. Best paid, Best treated, Least amount of lay offs, (actually until last week in their 100 year history they had never had a lay off, again thank you mister president!) Company paid benefits until government mandates ruined the health care system for all, but its still partly paid by the company, wonderful staff that cares, a company that stands by their employees... Unions are just another interest group for the politicians, nothing more, nothing less.
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