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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #46)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:40 PM

72. Changing model with changing times

Read a great article a good 20 years ago from a union official suggesting ways that unions could change with the time. One of his best was that individual workers should be able to join a union, apart from collective bargaining, and gain services from that union on an individual basis. Access to group health plans, 401K's, retirement plans, etc. They could also consult on workers rights and arbitration, etc. He even suggested that many employers would much rather deal with a "union rep" on various work related issues than directly with employees. The one thing they DIDN'T want to deal with is collective bargaining. But HR departments would love to have an "employee rep" to deal with when developing dress codes, codes of conduct, and the like not to mention the company picnic, bring you kid to work day, etc. They wouldn't have to "recognize" the union in a formal sense in order to deal with them on a case by case basis. Heck, you find today that some of the foreign companies practically beg their employees to form unions so that the company has some entity with which to deal.

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