I remember well a famous baseball manager, Walter Alston of the then Brooklyn Dodgers, who operated on a series of one year contracts. That is the way I operated in my 35 year career. I have no problem being held accountable for results and no problem getting money back that I was forced to contribute to SS even though that forced contributions cost me well over a million dollars in personal net worth.
You do make a good union employee though, defending the indefensible and taking money from your employer without concern for company success. IMO many union employees get more than they are worth and wouldn't be surprised that you are one of those people.