Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
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I think unions are necessary for some types of work, such as the construction industry, if only for safety. All of the guys on union construction jobs have to be OSHA certified. Also, the standards are higher as far as equipment and safety go. That is why a lot of times a union job might take a little longer, because they are sticklers to safety issues.
I will note that my ex worked on Gillette Stadium, and that was actually completed on time and under budget. The whole job was union.
right out of grad school, i worked in a CD warehouse which was covered by UAW. the place fired a bunch of us right before our 90 day probationary period was up so that they could bring in temps for a couple bucks less an hour. the job sucked. management invented reasons to fire each of us, but the union sat in and fought them, even though we had only worked a few months. i moved on to work in my field; others weren't as lucky. i'm still grateful that the union fought for me, though.
the salary wasn't exorbitant, either. it was nine bucks an hour plus an HMO. i think the place has closed, as CDs have fallen off the map since then. i've considered making a trip there to urinate on the empty building. i do feel bad for the people who had many years in there; i hope that they found other work and didn't get totally screwed.