View Poll Results: How many here belong to a union?

Voters
82. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 6 of 78 FirstFirst ... 456781656 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 773

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

  1. #51
    Sage
    whysoserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Last Seen
    12-29-16 @ 03:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,170

    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 labored for a masonary company straight out of high school for less than 1/2 that amount. Leaving the house at 3:30 am and getting home at 7pm on the jobs that were not local.

    12" blocks and bond beams, pouring concrete out of 5 gallon buckets. That job had no benefits, I purchased my own health insurance and got by just fine.
    Great story. I worked for a moving company with similar hours. Didn't get paid overtime. I didn't get by just fine at all - oh and I also attended school at the same time.

    Want to continue trading stories?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    We have enabled a weak society that is not used to work, evidence posted above.
    Whatever you have to tell yourself.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

  2. #52
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Why would you say that? I have be a laborer and was paid. I lived within my means based on that level of pay. That is life my friend.
    I say that because you seem to think that you are worth more than a laborer. Why is that? Why are you worth more money? Without "ditch diggers," we wouldn't have any infrastructure. So be thankful for all of those people when you are driving on one of America's highways or if you ever make it to Massachusetts and you are enjoying a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium. American union built with pride baby!

    Sorry, but I don't want to compete with China's slave wages. I KNOW there are other things we could do to stop these companies from having their cake and eating it too and not have to lower wages.

  3. #53
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    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 labored for a masonary company straight out of high school for less than 1/2 that amount. Leaving the house at 3:30 am and getting home at 7pm on the jobs that were not local.

    12" blocks and bond beams, pouring concrete out of 5 gallon buckets. That job had no benefits, I purchased my own health insurance and got by just fine.
    Really? And how long ago was that?

  4. #54
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    02-18-14 @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,660

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Great story. I worked for a moving company with similar hours. Didn't get paid overtime. I didn't get by just fine at all - oh and I also attended school at the same time.

    Want to continue trading stories?


    People that live within there means get by just fine, people that want something better make it happen, end of story.

  5. #55
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    02-18-14 @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,660

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Really? And how long ago was that?
    79..............................

  6. #56
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    79..............................
    That's what I thought. I rest my case.

  7. #57
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    02-18-14 @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,660

    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 say that because you seem to think that you are worth more than a laborer. Why is that? Why are you worth more money? Without "ditch diggers," we wouldn't have any infrastructure. So be thankful for all of those people when you are driving on one of America's highways or if you ever make it to Massachusetts and you are enjoying a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium. American union built with pride baby!

    Sorry, but I don't want to compete with China's slave wages. I KNOW there are other things we could do to stop these companies from having their cake and eating it too and not have to lower wages.
    Everyone starts out somewhere, nobody deserves to start out on top. I could care less who/what built Gillette stadium. I guess you think those union guys should make just as much as Tom Brady

  8. #58
    Sage
    whysoserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Last Seen
    12-29-16 @ 03:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,170

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    People that live within there means get by just fine, people that want something better make it happen, end of story.
    I tried to live within my means. It's hard to get by in a city while working, maintaining a car, going to school, paying rent, etc.

    I had help from family. I'm lucky.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

  9. #59
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,858
    Blog Entries
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Just look at the sweat shops in other countries where workers have no rights. If not forced, a lot of companies would NOT pay an employee their worth. They would pay as little as possible to increase their own bottom line. That is why China is growing at such a rapid pace. Whether you want to admit it or not, unions play an important role in helping to set average wages for certain jobs. I can agree that some unions have become too greedy and political, but I think they are still important. They also help employees with legal battles with employers, many of which would not be able to afford counsel otherwise.
    1: Are we other countries? No? Then Apples and Oranges.

    2: Unions brought about alot of the changes. Including many of the safety measures that are now law. The minimum wage etc etc. But now that all of those are implemented, including a federal department to report unsafe work areas, unions have become obsolete. Now they are just a drain and not a benefit.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

  10. #60
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Everyone starts out somewhere, nobody deserves to start out on top.
    20-something dollars an hour is NOT starting out on top. PLENTY of people make a lot more than that. Perhaps next to a McDonald's employee that is the "top." Besides, companies sign contracts with the unions willingly. They AGREE to the terms of the contracts when they sign their names to them. Of course, I'm referring more to labor unions and the like.

Page 6 of 78 FirstFirst ... 456781656 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •