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Response to louis c (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:57 PM

9. CEOs and most high level executives don't work without a contract either

I'm no longer a union member since I went into management (although I still retain an associate membership). It just astounds me how people can actually vote against their own unionization. You are basically telling your employer they can do whatever they want to you and you're perfectly willing to lie down and take it. Ours is not a closed shop, meaning the union represents everyone, but paying dues are optional (which is a union busting trick). I've spoken to even the most hard core anti-union people at work that you can imagine, but not one of them was willing to say they would prefer NOT to have a contract. We call them parasites because they derive the benefit that the union provides for them, but they refuse to pay for it. I've also seen hard core anti-union people flip overnight once they are afraid of losing their job and everything for which they've worked their entire life.

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