Don't minimize my experiences, I won't do that to you. I didn't say I just lived in MI, I said I grew up there. Most if not all of my close friends worked for GM or their feeder companies like GMPD, and Delco. I saw first hand how things went.
To be fair, the one union I was a part of, Teamsters 535, Wharehouse division, we drivers were a very small part of it as a whole, and more of a dues cow to paint it accurately. The union didn't care about us, and we only had them there as a negotiating tool at contract time. Plus I was extremely young, early 20s, and was more concerned at the time with living, and partying than real issues. So when they would get us an extra 1/2 cent per case delivered, I moved on.how many meetings did you attend when you were union? how involved did you get in your union....i bet you never got involved at all,
As I grew older and wiser, and in different companies I drove for, that would come up against unionization challenges, I saw the thuggery that took place. Heck, even had my windshield busted by strikers at the gates.
Oh come on now, are you telling me that a Union that goes on strike in a town like Flint, or Lansing doesn't bring the company to its knees through the damage done to small business caused by the union walk outs? Since when have you in your union career not gotten what you wanted in a contract negotiated through threat, or action of strike.because if you had been involved, you would know that unions are not the monsters you make them out to be, that they arent all powerful when it comes to getting a contract,
No, they threaten, and destroy the economy, and lives of other people in the community so that they can get what they want as a form of pressure.that the reps don't just walk up to management, and tell them how its going to be....
In your arrogance to slander me, or to diminish my thoughts, your ignorance abounds sir.good god, please don't speak about things you have no understanding of, or that you choose to be willfully ignorant of. it is really unbecoming.