posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:38 PM
I used to work in the local 142 union in Indiana, and my friend still does. The last meeting they had everyone in there was freaking out about the
"Right for Work" conflict. Then this guy came out and told everyone about this collaboration that the other Union's are going to do. They plan on
dropping of cars and equipment into the middle of the street to block people, and have the support of many NFL players already to not cross the picket
I told him they are nuts, and are going to piss off a lot of drunk people who want a hot dog really really bad. Then I thought wow, these guys can
probably get away with a large campaign without getting pepper sprayed because the people who own the Unions are simply going: "if you don't give us
more money we will have our guys picket".
I own my own business, and after being in 2 different Unions I see a lot of people with their chins resting on their shovels waiting for orders. They
(I was too) sit and wait for a highly unorganized event costing hundreds of hours of tax payers money. Okay I made a better salary, but at what
expense? I paid the Union, my employer paid the Union, the state pays the Union, and for what? So you can't fire a guy for doing wrong? I have
watched many people work as hard as they Union pays them. I have also watched small business go out of business because they can't afford to pay
their employee $32.00 per hour to be a laborer. I also see many houses that could benefit from a Union worker-if they didn't charge $1200.00 to
install a toilet, or put in a wall switch.
So, am I wrong? Does a Union really help themselves anyway? Wouldn't you guys like to get a job with better pay if your local contractor was allowed
to bid on state jobs?
We would definitely need a cap on "how much you have to pay out per job". A company shouldn't be allowed to make 22 million from a paving job, and
pay their workers $100,000 to get the job done.