posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 04:22 PM
Its hard to say whether a union is evil or not. Take for example my line of work (Software QA Engineer in the gaming industry).
During crunch time i work anywhere from 60-120hrs a WEEK. MANY of the companies i have worked for have been on a "contract basis" which means i am
able to work for the company for a full year (365 days) before i am REQUIRED(and forced) to take atleast 100 days off of work. Now there is no law
saying this has to be the way it is, however many many big software companies follow this rule primarily due to the fact that they can instantly
terminate you at will for any cause. That means after a game has shipped and work is ramping down, they can easily dispose of these people without
much worry of a being sued. I have no problems with this however the model of contract work is BS IMO due to fact that i am requried to take more than
3 months off of work on top of working myself to death for about 4 months ou t of the year.
With a union system, this would not be a serious issue due to the fact that compensation would be far greater than what currently is the going rate. I
would WELCOME a union into the IT industry, and yes they aren't perfect, but working my ass off just to get by for that unemployment break SUCKS
primarily due to the fact that your savings has now been spent during your unemployment break(yes unemployment does not pay enough to cover your bills