Last edited by JimboJ; 08-16-09 at 02:24 PM.
More generally a member's "control of a union" seems more appropriately defined as control over the governance of the union not the procedure for joining it. Again card check does not change the procedures to govern a union.
Is there something I'm missing?
Last edited by JimboJ; 08-16-09 at 03:03 PM.
Last edited by JimboJ; 08-16-09 at 04:27 PM.
In Bremerton, forget about getting things done without following the rules. I watched a welder sit on his butt because an electrician had to reroute some extension cords, and the electrician wouldn't be available for a while.
In Japan, I needed some knee knocker remote radio console brackets moved so that they wouldn't hurt anyone who sat at the radio operators console. They had been there since WWII, and needed to be put on top of the console, not under it. One carton of cigarettes got the deed done, cost me about $2....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
Treat the working man with respect.
Down thru the annuls of history, the working man was treated one step above that of a slave, if that.
So, now we have our unions.
I doubt if the wealthy conservatives will ever get the message.
I think of unions as a kind of necessary evil. I think without unions, or the threat of unionization, wages would stagnate for the foreseeable future, while prices will not stagnate. I also think that without unions or the threat of unions that workers would be treated alot less decently, and would be viewed as more of a disposable commodity.
A necessary evil is, however, still an evil, and unions do tend to bread corruption, and union bosses who forget they work for the workers. Once unions realize they can force concessions, they do tend to try for too much, to the detriment of the employer.
With all that in mind, I think the status quo is probably the best policy right now. Let unions exist, but don't make the more powerful, and don't expedite the unionization process. Sometimes when there is no good solution, the lesser evil is the best you can get.
One night, I was making a delivery to a valve company. I had a pallet that weighed about 50 pounds, bumped the dock and sat for two hours while a dozen different forklifts went back-n-forth through the loading dock, or sat idle doing nothing. I'd already checked in with S&R, signed in, delivery was inspected; just waiting for a forklift to take it off my trailer. I finally said the hell with it, grabbed one end and drug it onto the loading dock and OMG! the slobberin' and knashing of the teeth by those unions hands.
The biggest deadbeats I ever seen on a job site have been union hands.