posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Jbones
What are your thoughts on the unions we have in todays America. Do you guys feel as though they are outdated and do not have a place in todays
country, or are they still needed? What benefits do they provide to us and how do they harm us?
most unions are good and they are the only defense against bad management and poor company operations. I have worked both union and non union. I
actually saw a dock supervisor tell a man who had just hurt his bak to go home and call in Moanday to see if he had a job!
benefits, source of work through contractors; insurance, health and welfare benefits... and more important somebody who knows the business or
construction industry if your unfamiliar with it.
some of my experiences are.. working at Hershey Foods where they had a bad asbestoes problem throughout the plant. I was doing "glovr-bag removal"
over top of vats containing 10,000 gallons choclate. the milk room and wharehouse had little piles of stalagmites growing off the floor...
worked 18 months in anuke plant that had a radioactive asbestoes problem. The public utility (PECO) did not want us to mix use respirators and when we
couldn't get the proper gear the only cover we had was from the union rep.
Unions are a double-edged sorwd. They can cut both ways. I had been in the Laborers International working on pipelines and when I was in ALaska I
checked my book in at the local union office and was told that I was on the f or g list? I asked why and they put me even below their new hires... SI
I told them to get screwed.
I have my own small business working on foreclosures.