Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Now, as for closed shops, that is largely dictated by state law. I suppose that it could be negotiated into a contract in an open shop state (right to work), but I've neer heard of that: and besides, in an open shop state, the company is not likey to go for such a thing.
Union representation does not equal trial de nova. Union representation offers a "good cause" hearing, wherein the company must show good cause for the termination. That kind of thing, plus the benefits and pension is what the dues pay for: auto insurance is the same thing. It can be very difficult to fire a union public employee, because many times the rules are so draconian that those rules just represent charicatures of those managers tryng to make names for themselves: remember; it's politics . . . People need protection fomr politics.
Now, taxpayers vote for the representatives who sign those public employee contracts: so, blame them, not the employees who know how everybody's gettin' scammed by the boondoggle that is government at any level.
Last edited by jet57; 06-10-12 at 03:38 PM.
You can dance without a lawyer
The point is that no person has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate aggression against another person or his property.