posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by saltheart foamfollower
I believe you on this, like my above post my father has been union worker for over 30 years and the average pay in his zone is $27 an hour after you
recieve your journeymans card. My brother is a 3rd year apprentice and will start making the same pay after 4 years as an apprentice.
I have only worked union once but mostly non union. I was in the military and the same kind of attitude is sometimes there, all soldiers get paid the
same based on rank, and its salary so they can work you 20 hours or 80 a week and your pay still sucks.
I have worked alot of non Union work for some succesfull companies, and while you read in the reports on how they are making millions in profit you
dont see it passed down to the workers slaving away day in and out in the factories.
To the average working man you want to make a good wage to be able to have fun and live a decent life. I no what you are saying though the one job I
worked that was Union, paid well for what I was hired for about $18 a hour and it was a joke I think I stood around most of the day, I guess I was
doing what the other workers were doing and followed along.
Union workers work hard and are knowledgable, they wont work more than they have too, without compensation, and they dont allow companies to take
advantage of them.
So while I understand what you are saying I would rather be Union than not.