"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Unions were nce a good thing for workers but those days are in the distant past.
Today a person with any ambition need only work hard to get ahead. I did it,and if I can can go from an hourly employee to an executive manager with over 100 employees in 5 years anyone can do it. I didn't need a Union to do it. I just needed to apply myself.
I used to tell new hires tht the only thing that stood between where they were setting and where I was, is desire and attitude.
When I was interviewed for my first promotion I was asked why I think I am qualified to be in management, I said without thinking it was because I was smarter than those I was working for.
I instantly thought what the hell did I say day that for. It was true but not something you say outload.
I went to school to be a journalist and reporter and graduated at San Diego State many years ago and in a couple of years later became an Executive Manager and Assistant Director of Distribution, all without unions. My last position before returning to communications was as a union buster and i nver lost and it was because all i ever had to do was tell the truth.
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWW, are da poor liddle babies gonna cwy now? Poooor liddle unyuns.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
To increase the profits of the members of it
Profits in this case are the people selling their labour to the government. No different then when Xi Corp sells its services to the government or when Ford sells you a car. All want to charge the maximum for their service or good. Companies form Chamber of Commerces, lobby groups, individuals form unions and lobby groups
It is all about making the best deal one can
If the deal is unacceptable, the person (in the case of public sector unions) who should be derided is the politician for being an idiot, not the company that sold its goods or services at inflated rates, nor the union that got the best deal it could. That is why they exsist
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
why do we need public unions? laws determine the rights and pay of public sector workers in a uniform manner
and your explination / defense of the ludicrous claim that they are somehow suffering beyond mortal ken is backed up with.... a just-so statement. "go teach for ten years and then come back and tell me that being forced to work in a nice, air-conditioned place out of the weather for 9 hours a day isn't brutal"
no offense man, but i was running a company level tactical (street level) intel cell in Fallujah back when Fallujah was Fallujah. the people I know were in the push through Nad Ali (Marjah); where my battalion took a company's worth of casualties. My public employee workplace has involved me cleaning bits of other people off and watching my friends go down, helpless to stop them. you'll have to forgive me if i'm not crying for the plight of inner city teachers being asked to watch the kids during breakfast.
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“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump