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  • I have worked my whole career while in a union

    9 10.98%
  • I belong to one currently

    15 18.29%
  • I have never and would never join one

    34 41.46%
  • I used to be in one but not now

    24 29.27%
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Thread: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Let's call it a shared company, employee owned.
    Family business?
    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Is there a point?
    Well. I didn't buy your statement. I think a couple of those jobs require skill, and yet have union employees. But I wanted to make sure you saw them as skill as well. I'm trying to make sense if your generalization.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    And what if you do not "get what you earn"? What if you are paid a pittance for working your ass off?
    Find a new career, that is the great thing about living here!

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well. I didn't buy your statement. I think a couple of those jobs require skill, and yet have union employees. But I wanted to make sure you saw them as skill as well. I'm trying to make sense if your generalization.
    Truly skilled positons will always pay better if performance based.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    Family business?
    nope, employee owned

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I see your point, but if you look you will see more and more highway paving and concrete companies employing non union foreign workers.
    I believe that most highway departments are union, therefore they have to pay ANY participating companies prevailing wage, union or not.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I believe that most highway departments are union, therefore they have to pay ANY participating companies prevailing wage, union or not.
    Most are and each state regulates them differently.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Truly skilled positons will always pay better if performance based.
    That is not specific enough for me to know what you're talking about. I promise you if you have an accident this weekend, and need emergency personnel, you better hope thy are skilled.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Find a new career, that is the great thing about living here!
    And what if the pay at the new career is also an unfair pittance? What if you are working for a large company where the stockholders are being paid well, the executives are being paid well, but the workers are getting paid poorly?
    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    nope, employee owned
    How many employees are we talking about?
    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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