This is about Unions... like or dislike...
I've been a member of a Union all my life. I firmly believe in Unions as far as wages and benifits for jobs, in relation to labor. Being in construction, it has been a big asset.
However, I just got a recorded message from the Union, today, telling me to vote for Hillary, b/c they
, have decided that's who I and all other union members should vote for. Why should my monthly union dues go towards politcal garbage, be it Dem OR
I call BS!!!
ok, I'm done.
DUH!!! That is the reason for the Union. Any monkey with a set of wire cutters can call themselves an electrician if you have a plunger you are a plumber. The union is there to throw weight behind the working man. How do they do that. By all of the workers coming together and putting their voice behind one common goal. Politics is one of those areas that a union is involved in. You have been union all of your life. Either you haven't been union long or you have been for 30 years and never gave a crap about the policies and actions of the union until now. If you are just figuring this out now then you didn't research before becoming a union member you only went for the benefits. Based on your post I would put you in the lazy worthless group that everyone mentions when they discuss unions. You get paid the same amount as the guys who are there everyday doing their job and also fighting for the union and the contracts. Probably only go to the hall when your employer tells you to go vote against something that will hurt him. You jump then because it may affect your job.
You really enjoy the benefits of the wage, medical care and retirement. How do you think you got it, yep they got everyone on the phone and said hey we are going to negotiate for a good wage and insurance and we need you to come to the union hall or mail back the ballot to show you support it. Yep it works good for your wages and insurance to get everyone together under one umbrella to support the contract but not to support a political candidate.
To those who say the laws in place now protect the workers, unions have no place in todays economy. You are so wrong you think you are right. Unions got those laws put in place to protect not only the union members but all workers. Those laws would not disappear if the unions disappeared but they would not be enforced, there would be no group to provide oversight. It would be like China we would be working 20 hours a day for $5 a day. No common voice no group of people backing each other up, no rights.
You can vote all day long for the person who you think is the right person. I can't tell you who to vote for. But I would hope you would vote along the union lines, to add your voice to the common voice, to show that the working man still has a voice and will use it to ensure they are taken care of. The nation rides on our back we should stand together and all help carry it.
Then everyone complains that if they vote dem or gop that they will take away this right or that right. Yes they might, but if you stand with a collective group and vote for your way of life and income then you will have a job and be able to afford to fight for the other concerns you have. If you vote the other way and the government sees the workers are no longer a force to be reckoned with, they will outsource all of the jobs, we will all be providing a service like cashier at Walmart, and be unable to spend any time fighting for our other rights because we will be to concerned with putting food on the table and keeping the roof over our heads and forget about healthcare for our kids.
Yes the union carries a lot of dead weight. Not because they have to it is because the foremen are to wussiefied to get rid of them. I don't care how much support you muster up behind you when I fire you. I walk in with proof of a verbal reprimand regarding an indiscretion, written proof with examples of ways you canimprove and your signature showing you understand. Then the paper showing why I fired you they have no leg to stand on.
The union is not to protect those who are doing wrong it is there to protect those who are done wrong.