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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
    Why would you say that? Sustainability goals are set by the companies I deal with.
    You don't make any pitches for various energy companies, alternative or conventional?
    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 ChrisL View Post
    I just wanted to quote you so you will get my post. I wanted to say that Laborer union wages do not have anything to do with manufacturing union wages. Laborer unions are not causing any companies to move to China or anywhere else because they deal with infrastructure. ALL unions are different. You cannot lump them all together.
    I see your point, but if you look you will see more and more highway paving and concrete companies employing non union foreign workers.

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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
    You don't make any pitches for various energy companies, alternative or conventional?
    Not at all. I try to connect energy users with manfucturers in their area and suggest systems that could process these streams for beneficial reuse.

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

    Have slackers take a chunk out of my paycheck? No thanks. I'd rather earn what I get and get what I earn.

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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
    when talking basic labor jobs, unions always pay more, when talking skilled performance based careers they pay less. They are for cattle that want to be treated like prize beef.
    Not sure what you're calling skilled. I have my masters a couple of degrees. I'm both a nurse and a writing and speech instructor. I can also drive a truck, parachute, and work as a paramedic. I've worked as a cook, a security guard, construction worker, sales person, and delivery man. Which, if any, of these would you call skilled?

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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 cpwill View Post
    Have slackers take a chunk out of my paycheck? No thanks. I'd rather earn what I get and get what I earn.
    I would as well, it used to make me so mad to see a 4 hour/day worker make the same as me.

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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
    Not at all. I try to connect energy users with manfucturers in their area and suggest systems that could process these streams for beneficial reuse.
    So, you're strictly a consultant. Is this your own company?
    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 Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure what you're calling skilled. I have my masters a couple of degrees. I'm both a nurse and a writing and speech instructor. I can also drive a truck, parachute, and work as a paramedic. I've worked as a cook, a security guard, construction worker, sales person, and delivery man. Which, if any, of these would you call skilled?
    Is there a point?

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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
    So, you're strictly a consultant. Is this your own company?
    Let's call it a shared company, 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 cpwill View Post
    Have slackers take a chunk out of my paycheck? No thanks. I'd rather earn what I get and get what I earn.
    And what if you do not "get what you earn"? What if you are paid a pittance for working your ass off?
    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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