posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 11:07 AM
Originally posted by LukeSky
This is not about unions geez. This is about a failed government that wants to change the rules now because they've spent money they didnt have and
now its time to pay the piper.
Funny every cut you hear out of the government comes from the people isnt it? Have you heard one pundit even hint at cutting the military spending
except for Ron Paul? No they all want to tax more pay less or else unleash hell on us.
The state doesn't have a military budget or any recourse about the federal reserve. This is about one governer looking at his states budget and
saying that they need to cut money from the budget. They can either reduce services or reduce the labour used to provide those services. It's not
that difficult of a choice. The previous government spent too much by giving into the union demands. How hard is it to realize that the concessions
you where strong armed into giving you can't afford. If a couple of mobsters come to my bussiness and threaten to shut me down unless I give them and
there buddies money then I agree because if I don't they'll start smashing equipment. So after they leave do I send them the money or do I increase
security and get rid of the criminals?
I've worked both union and non-union jobs and I can say that in the union jobs there were dozens of people who did no work and bragged that they
couldn't be fired because they had too much seniority, when lay offs came it was the younger harder workers who got canned because the lazy ones
couldn't be let go until all the people who had been there less time got tossed first. In my own business I won't let union types in the door, they
create too many issues and unionizing is a death spiral for a company.
I made the mistake once of hiring a union welder (it was so hard to find welders I let the union convince me to try hiring union welders at the unions
rules) on his first day he tried to leave at noon, seems the union says he only needs to weld X number of inches of weld per day and he finished that
amount at 11:45 so he figured he should be done for the day. My non-union welders welded X inches before 10am so I got 3-4 times as much welding out
of the non union guys in a day. Plus the union rules said that there welders can have upto 25% welds rejected, my non union guys got talked to if they
went over 5%.
Yes the union guy lasted less than two days before I tossed him for cause. The union decided that since I wouldn't unionize my business they would
make my life hell. They filled false accusations with workers comp, safety and various other government departments. It took a year to fight all those
accusations and the occupational safety inspector told me that obviously the union wanted to punish me for not unionizing because the vp of the union
had come into thier offices in person with 10 guys who all said my shop was unsafe (only 1 of which had either worked for me or even been in my shop).
In the end the union got a fine for false accusations and the shop I ran was out thousands of dollars in legal fees. The issue is unions want to make
money and they are corrupt to the core.